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January 2014 News Archive

An archive of articles on car accidents and safety alerts from January 2014.

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Jim Harrison

Jacob Rice Killed By Girlfriend Who Left Accident Scene

Van O'Steen
January 27, 2014

Jacob Rice was killed early Saturday morning when his girlfriend, Brittney Nolan, struck him with her car after Mr. Rice reportedly got out of the car during an argument between the two.

Jon O'Steen

Jean Kerr Killed in Intersection Crash

Van O'Steen
January 26, 2014

Jean Kerr died on Saturday night from injuries she received when the driver of a car in which she was a passenger ran a red traffic light at Cactus Road and 43rd Avenue, striking another car in the intersection.  The driver of the second car was injured and transported to a hospital, where she was later released.

Van O'Steen

Joseph Ryan O'Conner Arrested in Death of Steven Daniels

Jonathan V. O'Steen
January 23, 2014

The Arizona Department of Public Safety has announced an arrest in connection with the death of a Prescott Valley man on Monday as a result of a traffic pile-up on Interstate 17 near Thomas Road.  I reported on this accident on Monday. The incident resulted in the death of 27 year old Steven Matthew Daniels.  Other motorists were injured in the accident.

Van O'Steen

Greyhound Bus Crash Caused by Unruly Passenger

James R. Harrison
January 23, 2014

More than twenty passengers on a Greyhound bus traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix and Dallas were injured and transported to hospitals this morning when the bus left the Interstate 10 highway west of Phoenix.

Jon O'Steen

Steven Daniels Killed, Several Others Injured in Fiery Crash on Interstate 17

Jonathan V. O'Steen
January 20, 2014

Steven Daniels of Prescott Valley was killed in a fiery crash on Interstate 17 near Thomas Road in Phoenix. According to Officer Carrick Cook of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the tragic sequence started when gas cylinders fell from a flatbed truck. Several motorists took evasive action to avoid impacts with the dangerous containers, including Mr. Daniels, who was riding his motorcycle.

Jim Harrison

Suspected Drunk Driver Hits Pedestrian While Attempting to Flee Crash

Jonathan V. O'Steen
January 18, 2014

A crash in a Wal-mart parking lot has left a pedestrian with serious injuries. According to police, the incident started when Christy Kupper fled the scene of a crash on Rural Road near Southern. Instead of stopping, Ms. Kupper accelerated her vehicle and drove into a nearby Wal-mart parking lot.

Jon O'Steen

Jose Macias and Genoveva Castro Killed, Five Injured by Semi Driver

Van O'Steen
January 11, 2014

Jose Macias and Genoveva Castro were killed early Friday morning when they were ejected from their SUV after it rolled following a rear end collision by a semi-truck. Three children and two other adults who were passengers in the SUV were injured.  The incident occurred on Interstate 10 about 20 miles east of Quartzsite.

Jim Harrison

Patricia Covault Killed After Being Hit By SUV at Costco Gas Station in Scottsdale

Jonathan V. O'Steen
January 4, 2014

An accident at a Costco gas station in Scottsdale has claimed the life of Patricia Covault of Fountain Hills. According to investigators with the Scottsdale Police Department, an SUV driven by an 86 year-old man hit Ms. Covault as she walked around her vehicle at the gas station.

Van O'Steen

Jordan Lopez, Hector Medrano and Unidentified 13 Year Old Injured When Andrew Homer Lost Control of Car

Van O'Steen
January 2, 2014

Jordan Lopez, Hector Medrano and an unidentified 13 year old boy were injured yesterday when the car in which they were passengers rolled near Hidden Valley Road and Fulcar Road.  The driver of the vehicle, Andrew Homer, reportedly lost control of his car, causing the accident.