October 2016 News Archive
An archive of articles on car accidents and safety alerts from October 2016.
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Head-On Accident Outside Lake Havasu City Claims Three Lives
Three people died in a head-on collision Saturday on Highway 95 near Lake Havasu City. Marlene Shand and Rebekah Morden, both of Fort Mohave, Arizona, died when the SUV in which they were riding was struck head-on and burst into flames.
Thirteen People Killed in Tour Bus Crash in California
A tour bus carrying 44 passengers on a return trip from Red Earth Casino in Thermal, California slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer just outside Palm Springs early Sunday morning. The bus driver was among 13 people who died in the tragic accident. The truck driver and 30 others sustained less serious injuries.
Massive Multi-Vehicle Accident on Southbound Interstate 17
A semi-truck hauling cattle on southbound Interstate 17 failed to avoid slower traffic, resulting in rear-end or side-swipe collisions with as many as 24 passenger vehicles. The accident occurred shortly after 1:00 p.m. on Sunday just north of Black Canyon City.
Chandler Couple Killed in Crash in San Diego
People celebrating the annual La Raza motorcycle rally at Chicano Park in San Diego’s Barrio Logan neighborhood were terrified when a pickup truck sailed off an elevated freeway and landed on top of a vendor’s booth, killing four people and injuring eight or nine others.
Three Men Die in Apparent Street Racing Accident
Three young men died in what appears to be a street-racing accident on Central Avenue and Butler Drive in north Phoenix early Monday morning. Accident investigators reportedly determined that speed was a significant factor in the horrific 4:00 a.m. crash.
Special Education Teacher Aja Calhoun Dies in Car Accident
Aja Calhoun, a special education teacher at Western Valley Elementary School, was killed in a tragic car accident on September 24th. Ms. Calhoun and a friend were driving on State Route 95 just outside Parker, Arizona, when another vehicle attempted to pass their car illegally. Ms. Calhoun swerved to avoid a collision, but crashed head-on into a semi-truck.
Nuvia Villalobos Killed in Crash with School Bus
Nuvia Villalobos was killed Monday morning when the Jeep in which she was riding collided with an empty school bus. Another occupant of the Jeep, a 16-year-old male, was critically injured and transported to a local trauma center. The bus driver was not injured.
Tyrik Jenkins Killed When Thrown from Truck Bed in Accident
Six-year old Tyrik Jenkins died from injuries he received after being thrown from the bed of a pick-up truck involved in a collision. The accident occurred Sunday morning at 40th Street and Broadway. Fire crews from Tempe and Phoenix responded.
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