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September 2013 News Archive

An archive of articles on car accidents and safety alerts from September 2013.

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Jon O'Steen

Isaiah Espinoza Killed in Single Vehicle Crash

Jonathan V. O'Steen
September 23, 2013

Isaiah Espinoza, age 6, died from injuries he received after being ejected from his father’s pick-up truck in an accident that occurred on Friday evening.  Pinal County Sheriff’s investigators report that the boy’s father, Jose Espinoza, age 25 of Maricopa, drifted off the road, then his vehicle rolled when he attempted to return to the road.  Both father and son were ejected from the truck.

Jim Harrison

Brynne Smith, One Other Killed in Helicopter Crash

James R. Harrison
September 22, 2013

Brynne Smith of Scottsdale and a yet unidentified male friend were killed Saturday when the helicopter in which they were riding crashed near the town of Cordes Junction.  The helicopter reportedly was returning to the Valley from Sedona when the crash occurred at mid-day.

Van O'Steen

Annie Skeet Dies After Hitting Cows on Highway

Van O'Steen
September 20, 2013

Annie Skeet of New Mexico died in a bizarre chain of events early Wednesday morning.  Ms. Skeet and her two female passengers reportedly were northbound on Interstate 17 near the Rock Springs exit when cows wandered onto the highway.  Ms. Skeet swerved, but was unable to avoid hitting one of the cows. 

Jon O'Steen

Michael Vince Miller Killed in Freak Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
September 16, 2013

Michael Vince Miller was killed instantly when a traffic signal pole snapped and struck him as he walked on the street.  Apparently, Mr. Miller was walking at about 7:00 P.M. Sunday when two cars collided at the intersection of 15th Avenue and McDowell Road.  One of the vehicles struck a traffic signal pole, causing it to snap.  Police investigators say Mr. Miller was walking away from the intersection when the crash occurred.  He may have been unaware the pole was falling. 

Jon O'Steen

Stephen Walrath Killed in North Phoenix Motorcycle Collision

Jonathan V. O'Steen
September 3, 2013

A collision this morning at 41st Avenue and Thunderbird in Phoenix claimed the life of Stephen Walrath.