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Rock Springs Arizona Car Accident

Accident on Northbound I-17 Sends 13 People to Hospital

James R. Harrison
September 4, 2018

A crash involving seven vehicles sent more than a dozen people to hospitals on Sunday afternoon.  Northbound I-17 at Rock Springs was closed for almost two hours as officers with the Arizona Department of Public Safety investigated the accident.

New Mexico Truck Accident

Eight Dead After Phoenix-Bound Bus and Semi-Truck Collide in New Mexico

Van O'Steen
August 31, 2018

Eight people are dead and dozens more injured after a Greyhound bus headed for Phoenix collided with a semi-truck in northwestern New Mexico on Thursday afternoon.

Tempe Arizona

Kayla Gonzalez Endures Multiple Surgeries Following Accident

James R. Harrison
August 27, 2018

Kayla Gonzalez may have to postpone her first day at Arizona State University for a year while she recovers from an accident that left her severely injured.

Phoenix Arizona Car Accident

Samuel Flores Struck and Killed by Unlicensed Teenage Driver

Jonathan V. O'Steen
August 13, 2018

Samuel Flores was struck and killed by an unlicensed teenage driver as he crossed a residential street in Phoenix on Sunday night.  The driver, a 17-year-old male, was eastbound on Atlanta Avenue near Seventh Avenue when the car accident occurred at about 8:00 p.m.

Phoenix Arizona Car Accident

Man Dies When Cars Veer Onto Phoenix Sidewalk

James R. Harrison
August 4, 2018

Two pedestrians were struck when two vehicles collided and jumped the curb onto a sidewalk.  The accident occurred Friday afternoon at 24th Street and Broadway Road in Phoenix.

Henry Rodriguez City of Phoenix Bus Accident

Henry Rodriguez Dies After Being Struck by Phoenix City Bus

Jonathan V. O'Steen
August 1, 2018

Henry Rodriguez was struck and killed by a City of Phoenix bus as he crossed a downtown street late this afternoon.  According to witnesses, Mr. Rodriguez was crossing 1st Avenue, from west to east at Van Buren Street, as the bus turned south onto First Avenue at about 4:20 p.m.  An officer with the Phoenix Police Department witnessed the accident.

Officer Sean George Phoenix Car Accident

Phoenix Police Officer Sean George Injured in Car Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
July 21, 2018

Officer Sean George of the Phoenix Police Department is in critical condition following a car accident in Cave Creek on Thursday afternoon.

Edgar Nunez Hernandez Car Accident Goodyear Arizona

Edgar NuÑez Hernandez Killed in Goodyear Car Accident

James R. Harrison
July 2, 2018

More than 100 people attended a vigil to celebrate the life of Edgar Nuñez-Hernandez, a 13-year-old student at Profirio H. Gonzales Elementary School who tragically was killed in a car accident in Goodyear.

Toddler Hit by Golf Car Parts Co Truck in Tempe AZ

Toddler Clings to Life After Being Hit by Truck in Tempe

Jonathan V. O'Steen
June 28, 2018

A toddler is clinging to life after being hit by a truck in the parking lot of an apartment complex.  The accident occurred around 2:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon outside an apartment complex at 950 S. Terrace Road in Tempe as a father was unloading his children from his car. 

Jesse Morales Car Accident Phoenix A

Jesse Morales Dies in Rollover Accident in Phoenix

Jonathan V. O'Steen
June 28, 2018

Jesse Morales has died from injuries he sustained in a rollover accident on Tuesday. According to accident investigators with the Phoenix Phoenix Department, Mr. Morales was a passenger in a Chrysler van that was traveling near 51st Avenue and the I-10. The Chrysler van was struck by a Dodge Ram that was exiting the freeway.

Scottsdale 
Arizona Car Accident

Landry Forkiner Killed in Scottsdale Hit-and-Run Accident

Van O'Steen
June 22, 2018

Landry Forkiner was struck and killed in a hit-and-run accident at Scottsdale Road and McDowell early yesterday morning. Scottsdale Police were called to the scene at 2:30 a.m., where they found Mr. Forkiner in the intersection. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Holbrook Arizona Car Accident

Wrong-Way Driver Smashes Into Church Van, Killing Two and Injuring Five

James R. Harrison
June 18, 2018

Two people are dead and five others seriously injured following a wrong-way collision on I-40 east of Holbrook late Saturday afternoon.  The Arizona Department of Public Safety received reports of a driver speeding eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-40 near SR-77.

Holbrook Arizona Car Accident

Desiree Sabby Killed in Car Accident on I-17 in Phoenix

Jonathan V. O'Steen
June 12, 2018

Desiree Sabby died of injuries she received when her car struck a vehicle that was stopped in a lane of I-17 near Northern Avenue in Phoenix early Saturday morning.

Walter Erickson Train Crash Northern Arizona

Walter Erickson Killed, Matthew Thompson Injured as Trains Collide in Northern Arizona

Van O'Steen
June 7, 2018

Two freight trains with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway collided in rural northern Arizona on Tuesday, killing Walter Erickson of Lenexa, Kansas. Matthew Thompson of Salem, Missouri sustained serious injuries in the collision. Both were employees of Herzog Railroad Services, Inc. Although Mr. Thompson suffered significant injuries, he now is in stable condition.

Martin Jones Accident Phoenix AZ

Melvin Self Killed in Construction Site Accident at Sky Harbor

Van O'Steen
May 24, 2018

Melvin Self was killed when the drilling rig he was operating toppled onto its side as the walls of a newly excavated hole collapsed.  The tragic accident occurred on Monday at about 9:30 a.m. at a construction site for the PHX Sky Train at the west end of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Phoenix Arizona Car Accident

Pedestrian Killed in West Phoenix Accident Caused by Drunk Driver

James R. Harrison
May 17, 2018

An alleged drunk driver crossed the center line of northbound El Mirage Road near Maryvale Drive and struck a pedestrian who was walking alongside the road on Tuesday night.  Phoenix Police pronounced the unidentified man deceased at the scene.

Bullhead City Car Accident

Rollover Accident on Sr-68 Near Bullhead City Kills One, Injures Six

Van O'Steen
May 16, 2018

A single-vehicle rollover accident on SR-68 east of Bullhead City on Tuesday afternoon left one person dead and six others injured.  The vehicle was so mangled that emergency responders had to extricate the victims from the wreckage. 

Parker Arizona

Rocky and Maria Rhodes Seriously Injured in Head-On Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
May 15, 2018

A head-on collision Saturday night on Highway 95 north of Parker left one person dead and three others in very serious condition.  Rocky Rhodes, his wife, Maria Rhodes, and a friend were heading northbound on Highway 95 near River Island State Park when a Hyundai driven by Andrew Snook crossed the center line into their lane.

Martin Jones Accident Phoenix AZ

Suspected Drunk Driver Hits and Kills Martin Jones

Van O'Steen
May 14, 2018

A pedestrian was hit and killed as he attempted to cross the street near 43rd Avenue and Missouri on Saturday evening. According to accident investigators with the Phoenix Police Department, Martin Jones died after being struck by an SUV. Police believe that the driver of the SUV was under the influence of alcohol awt the time of the crash.

Clifford Yazzie Accident Phoenix AZ

Clifford Yazzie Dies After Being Struck by Car in Phoenix

Van O'Steen
May 14, 2018

Clifford Yazzie died from injuries he sustained after being struck by a car in Phoenix on Sunday evening. The accident occurred near 17th Avenue and Glendale just after 7:30 p.m.

Brad Kloepfer Paul Selberg Connie Kloepfer Boating Accident Lake Havasu AZ

Brad Kloepfer and Paul Selberg Killed, Connie Kloepffer Seriously Injured in Boating Accident

James R. Harrison
April 23, 2018

A day filled with festivities turned tragic when a high-performance speed boat driven by Brad Kloepfer flipped following the Desert Storm Shootout on Saturday afternoon. Mr. Kloepfer and a passenger, Paul Selberg, were killed in the accident. Mr. Kloepfer’s wife, Connie Davis Kloepfer, remains hospitalized in critical condition. All three are from Lake Havasu City.

Phoenix Arizona

Hit-and-Run Accident in Phoenix Leaves Pedestrian Dead

James R. Harrison
April 19, 2018

An unidentified man was killed as he crossed a Phoenix street early this morning.

Phoenix Arizona

Robert Melvin Killed While Crossing Street in Central Phoenix

Jonathan V. O'Steen
April 8, 2018

Robert Melvin was struck by a car as he crossed the street just east of the intersection of 16th Street and Highland Avenue at about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  The car’s driver fled the scene.

Star Valley Arizona Car Accident

Coca Cola Truck Sideswipes Jeep, Smashes Into Motorhome in Star Valley

Van O'Steen
April 8, 2018

Four people were injured, one of them seriously, when a Coca-Cola pickup truck heading into Star Valley crossed the centerline on SR-260 and sideswiped a Jeep Wrangler.  The pickup then smashed into a 32-foot motorhome that was behind the Jeep.  The Jeep and motorhome were traveling together, with the family’s wife driving the Jeep while the husband drove the motorhome in which their 21-year-old daughter was a passenger.

Taylor White Grand Canyon University

Taylor White Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident While Jogging

Jonathan V. O'Steen
April 9, 2018

A Grand Canyon University student whose wedding was just two weeks away was killed by a hit-and-run driver while jogging on Sunday night.  Taylor White was jogging with a friend southbound on 31st Avenue at about 8:20 p.m.  The two runners entered a crosswalk at the intersection with Camelback Road on a green light.  Cross traffic was stopped waiting for the red light to change.

Fountain Hills Pedestrian Accident

Victims Identified in Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Fountain Hills

Jonathan V. O'Steen
March 19, 2018

Three people were killed last week when an SUV jumped the curb and struck two couples on the sidewalk near the landmark fountain in Fountain Hills.  One couple, Ronald and Patti Lou Doornbos, both age 60, was from Calgary, Canada.  The other couple, Robert Bonta, age 72, and his wife, Karen Bonta, was from Iowa.  The two couples did not know one another.

Phoenix Arizona

George Hatch Killed While Crossing Phoenix Street in Wheelchair

Van O'Steen
March 19, 2018

George Hatch was killed on Friday as he attempted to cross 19th Avenue near Sunnydale Avenue. According to the Phoenix Police Department, Mr. Hatch was in a wheelchair and attempting to cross the street when he was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Elaine Herzberg Accident Uber Self-Driving Vehicle

Elaine Herzberg Identified as Victim in Crash Involving Uber Self-Driving Car

Jonathan V. O'Steen
March 19, 2018

Elaine Herzberg has been identified by the Tempe Police Department as the victim in the crash that occurred last night involving an Uber self-driving vehicle. According to the Tempe Police Department, the Uber vehicle was headed northbound on Mill Avenue near Curry Road when it struck Ms. Herzberg. Although initial reports describe Ms. Herzberg as a pedestrian walking across the street, photographs from the scene include a damaged bicycle laying near the point of impact.

Tempe Arizona

Uber Self-Driving Vehicle Hits and Kills Pedestrian in Tempe

Jonathan V. O'Steen
March 19, 2018

An unidentified woman died overnight after she was struck by a self-driving vehicle. According to the Tempe Police Department, the Uber was in autonomous mode when it hit the woman who was crossing Mill Avenue near Curry Road.

Fountain Hills Pedestrian Accident

Third Person Dies of Injuries from Accident in Fountain Hills

Jonathan V. O'Steen
March 14, 2018

A third person has died from injuries received in an accident when an SUV jumped a curb in Fountain Hills and struck four pedestrians on Tuesday morning.  Two men and two women, believed to be in their 50s and 60s, were standing on the corner of Palisades and Saguaro Boulevards when the tragic accident occurred. 

Kingman Car Accident

Man Seriously Injured in Four Vehicle Accident in Kingman

Jonathan V. O'Steen
March 14, 2018

An unidentified 63-year-old man was flown to University Medical Center in Las Vegas with serious head injuries after the Hummer H3 he was driving was sandwiched between other vehicles in an accident on Tuesday afternoon.

Fountain Hills Pedestrian Accident

Four Pedestrians Struck in Fountain Hills, Two Dead

Jonathan V. O'Steen
March 13, 2018

An accident in Fountain Hills this morning left two people dead and two severely injured. An SUV struck four pedestrians near Saguaro and Palisades Boulevards.  According to Rural Metro Fire Department, two people were pronounced dead at the scene.  The other two were transported to a local hospital.

Flagstaff Arizona

Former NAU Student Christopher Larson Killed When Struck by Car

James R. Harrison
March 13, 2018

A former student at Northern Arizona University died of injuries he received when he was struck by a car while walking home on Saturday night.  Christopher Larson was walking to his house after leaving a downtown Flagstaff business establishment.

Weipei Liang Yuchan Peng

Weipei Liang and Yuchan Peng Killed in Car Accident Near Kingman

Van O'Steen
March 6, 2018

Two vans collided outside Dolan Springs last Thursday, leaving two tourists from China dead and four others with serious or life-threatening injuries.

Phoenix Arizona

Makinzie Johnson Killed in Tragic Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
March 5, 2018

Makinzie Johnson died in an accident at a Motel 6 near Interstate 17 in north Phoenix on Friday night.  The young girl left her motel room and was struck by the rear side of a tour bus that was moving through the hotel parking lot.  She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Scottsdale Arizona

Three Injured in Accident on Sidewalk in Front of Safeway

James R. Harrison
February 28, 2018

A woman accidentally drove her SUV onto a sidewalk where she struck two men on Tuesday afternoon.  The midsize SUV was in the parking lot of the Safeway store at Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard when it drove onto the sidewalk in front of the store.

Grand Canyon Helicopter Crash

Fourth Person DIes of Injuries From Grand Canyon Helicopter Crash

Jonathan V. O'Steen
February 23, 2018

Last week I wrote about the crash of a sight-seeing helicopter over the Grand Canyon in which three people died.  Unfortunately, a fourth person has died of injuries he received in that accident.  Jonathan Neil Udall succumbed to his injuries Tuesday.  The three surviving occupants of the plane remain in critical condition at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. 

Noah Perry Phoenix Car Accident

Noah Perry, Age 3, Killed in Phoenix Car Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
February 14, 2018

Noah Perry, age 3, has been identified as the young boy killed in a car accident on Monday night. According to accident investigators with the Phoenix Police Department, Noah was a passenger in an SUV that collided with another vehicle.

Highway 93 Arizona

Four People Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on Highway 93

Jaames R. Harrison
February 13, 2018

Four people were injured in an accident involving a semi-truck and two pickup trucks on Sunday night in the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 93.  One person was flown to University Medical Center in Las Vegas. No information on that person’s condition is available. Three others were transported by ambulance to Kingman Regional Medical Center for treatment of their injuries.  They were released shortly thereafter.

Phoenix Arizona

Santiago Maya Cruz Dies of Injuries Received in Taxi Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
February 12, 2018

Santiago Maya Cruz died of injuries he sustained when the taxi he was driving was struck by another car and rolled last Tuesday.  Blaze Franklin was driving east on Thomas Road shortly before midnight when he turned left onto 57th Avenue in front of the taxi Mr. Cruz was driving. The impact caused the taxi to roll onto its roof.

Grand Canyon Helicopter Crash

Three Killed, Four Others Seriously Injured in Helicopter Crash Over Grand Canyon

Jonathan V. O'Steen
February 12, 2018

All sight-seeing flights over the Grand Canyon were grounded Saturday following the crash of a helicopter carrying six tourists from England, three of whom were killed.  The helicopter crashed and burst into flames Saturday at about 5:30 p.m.  The helicopter was an Airbus EC130 operated by Papillon Airways.

Josephine Saldana Phoenix Car Accident

Josephine Saldana Killed in Phoenix Car Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
February 9, 2018

Josephine Saldana has been identified as one of the two victims who died in a car accident at the intersection of 67th Avenue and Thomas Road on Wednesday morning.

Phoenix Arizona Car Accident

Two Women Hospitalized in Critical Condition After Being Struck

Van O'Steen
January 24, 2018

Accident investigators with the Phoenix Police Department have not released the names of two women who were struck by a car early Tuesday evening.  The accident occurred near 37th Street and Thomas Road in Phoenix.

Daisy Pacheco Phoenix Car Accident

Patricia Moore Killed While Crossing Street in South Phoenix

James R. Harrison
January 18, 2018

Patricia Moore was killed Wednesday night when she was struck by a vehicle as she was crossing the street near Broadway Road and 20th Street.  Phoenix Fire Department responders pronounced Ms. Moore dead at the scene of the accident.

Gila Bend Arizona Car Accident

Two Children Injured in Head-On Collision in Gila Bend

Van O'Steen
January 16, 2018

Two children were air evac'd to a hospital following a head-on collision in Gila Bend on Tuesday evening. Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office accident investigators report that a driver who attempted to pass a semi-truck on a dirt road collided head-on with a vehicle traveling in the opposite lane of traffic.

Daisy Pacheco Phoenix Car Accident

Daisy PAcheco Killed in Phoenix Car Accident

Ward B. Rasmussen
January 8, 2018

Daisy Pacheco was killed and thre others were seriously injured in a car accident on Sunday evening in west Phoenix.

Buckeye Arizona

Patrick Gonzalez and Son Found Inside Truck Submerged in Canal

James R. Harrison
January 3, 2018

The bodies of Patrick Gonzalez, and his 14-year-old son were found inside their truck which was submerged in a canal in a far southwestern part of the valley.  Agriculture workers discovered the capsized pickup near Agua Caliente Road and Old U.S. 80 in Arlington, which is just west of Buckeye and about 40 miles west of Phoenix. 

Car Accident Grand Canyon

Four Killed in Car Accident Near Grand Canyon

Van O'Steen
December 31, 2017

Four people were killed a result of a head-on accident on SR-64 last Friday. The deadly crash occurred between Grand Canyon and Williams. According to DPS accident investigators, a Hyundai sedan crossed the median and collided with a Dodge van. Yeo Heng Soon, Chua Cher Hwee, Justin Yeo Jun Xi and Victor Colldeforms Pren were killed in the crash.

DesRay Lara Accident Johnson Utilities

DesRay Lara Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident Involving Johnson Utilities Employee

James R. Harrison
December 30, 2017

DesRay Lara was killed on Thursday after being hit by a truck driven by an employee of Johnson Utilities. According to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Marcigtan Winfrey Sr. of San Tan Valley turned himself in on Friday in connection with the deadly accident. He is being charged with leaving the scene of a fatal collision.

Phoenix AZ

Jessie Lindsey Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in Phoenix

Jonathan V. O'Steen
December 27, 2017

Jessie Lindsey was struck and killed near 15th Avenue and Peoria Avenue in north Phoenix on Monday. According to accident investigators with the Phoenix Police Department, the driver of a 2011 Dodge Charger struck and killed Ms. Lindsey before fleeing the scene.

Sunset Point Arizona

Rollover Crash Near Sunset Point Injures Seven

Jonathan V. O'Steen
December 26, 2017

Seven people sustained injuries in a rollover crash on Monday that occurred on I-17 near the Sunset Point rest area. Some of the injuries have been described as serious.

Scottsdale Hit and Run Accident

Unidentified Man Killed in Scottsdale HIt-and-Run Accident

Van O'Steen
November 30, 2017

A pedestrian who collapsed in a Scottsdale crosswalk was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver late Wednesday night. Scottsdale Police Department accident investigators report that a witness observed a man lying in a crosswalk on east Shea Boulevard, possibly as the result of a medical event. An SUV eastbound on Shea struck the man near 72nd Place, but did not stop. The unidentified man later died at the hospital.

Scottsdale Hit and Run Accident

Amy Chervenak, Daughter Deliberately Run Down

James R. Harrison
November 29, 2017

The wife and daughter of a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputy reportedly were intentionally run down as they walked along the sidewalk in their neighborhood on Wednesday night.  Deputy Sergeant Steve Chervenak said the driver of a pickup truck drove onto the sidewalk and deliberately struck his wife, Amy Chervenak, and his daughter.

Yuma Arizona

Juan Ramirez Among Five People Killed in Texas Car Accident

James R. Harrison
November 28, 2017

Juan C. Ramirez of Yuma, Arizona died at the scene of an accident in Andrews County, Texas that claimed the lives of five people. Texas Department of Public Safety accident investigators report that three vehicles were involved in the Saturday evening crash.

Pedestrian Accident Phoenix AZ

Mother and Three Children Struck in Crosswalk

Jonathan V. O'Steen
November 28, 2017

A mother and her three daughters were struck by a pickup truck while in a central Phoenix crosswalk Monday mid-morning.

Doesha Eskew Accident Phoenix AZ

Doesha Eskew Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident in Phoenix

James R. Harrison
November 24, 2017

A pedestrian is dead following an early morning accident near 36th Street and Thomas Road on Thursday.  Doesha Eskew was struck by a hit-and-run driver at about 2:00 a.m.

Uber Driver Accident Scottsdale AZ

Uber Driver Strikes and Kills Pedestrian in Scottsdale

Jonathan V. O'Steen
November 24, 2017

A driver for Uber struck a pedestrian on Camelback Road early Thursday morning. Police investigators report that a pickup truck driving westbound on Camelback near 78th Street struck a male pedestrian who was walking in a traffic lane at about 1:30 a.m.  After speaking with the driver of the pickup, police said neither speed nor impairment appear to be factors contributing to the accident.

Xiaoying Wen Accident Tempe AZ

Xiaoying Wen, Renowned Pianist, Killed in Tempe Bicycle Accident

Van O'Steen
November 22, 2017

Xiaoying Wen, a doctoral student in music at Arizona State University, was killed while riding his bicycle near campus last Thursday.  Tempe Police accident investigators report that Mr. Wen was in the crosswalk at Rural Road and Vista Del Cerro Drive when he was struck by a pickup truck. 

Quartzsite Arizona

Brenda Murphy, One Other Killed in Accident Near Quartzsite

Jonathan V. O'Steen
November 8, 2017

Brenda Joy Murphy was killed Tuesday afternoon in an accident just outside Quartzsite caused by a wrong-way driver.  The unidentified driver of a white Ford sedan traveling northbound on SR-95 crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and struck the rear of another Ford vehicle, causing it to roll.  The white Ford sedan continued in the wrong direction until it collided with a Chevrolet sedan occupied by Ms. Murphy.

Martha Hilts Accident Ahwatukee AZ

Martha Hilts Struck and Killed While Jogging on Sidewalk

James R. Harrison
November 2, 2017

Martha Hilts was out for an early morning run on Thursday in her Ahwatukee neighborhood near Lakewood Parkway and Amberwood Drive when she was struck by a driver believed to be impaired.  Witnesses to the accident saw a car drive up on the sidewalk before striking Ms. Hilts.  The driver has been identified as Shannon Scott.

Halloween Rollover Accident Phoenix AZ

Ten People Treated for Injuries in Halloween Rollover Accident

Van O'Steen
November 1, 2017

An SUV filled with trick-or-treaters dressed in Halloween costumes overturned Tuesday night near Dixileta Drive and North Valley Parkway.  One of the passengers, a 7-year-old girl, was seriously injured when she was ejected as the vehicle rolled.  She was air evacuated to a pediatric trauma center. 

Robert Demar Motorcycle Accident Scottsdale AZ

Robert Demar Killed in Fiery Motorcycle Accident on Loop 101

Jonathan V. O'Steen
October 31, 2017

A motorcycle accident on Loop 101 in North Scottsdale has claimed the life of Robert Demar. According to accident investigators with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Mr. Demar stopped his disabled bike on the left shoulder of northbound Loop 101 and activated the hazard lights. A pickup truck then ran onto the shoulder and struck Mr. Demar and his motorcycle.

Central Phoenix Car Accident

Three People Seriously Injured in Central Phoenix Car Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
October 31, 2017

An accident in central Phoenix left one person in critical condition and two others with serious injuries early Monday morning.  Phoenix Fire Department emergency responders were on the scene at 27th Avenue and Campbell Avenue.

Phoenix Arizona

Five People Injured in Accident in West Phoenix

James R. Harrison
October 26, 2017

An accident on Phoenix’s west side involving two vehicles sent five people to the hospital Wednesday.  Four teenagers ranging in age from 15 to 17 were in a compact car that collided with a large SUV driven by an unidentified 27-year-old woman with her three children.

Phoenix Arizona

Briana Cabrera Struck and Killed While Leaving Carnival

Jonathan V. O'Steen
October 23, 2017

A young girl was struck and killed while crossing a street with her grandmother while leaving a local carnival at St. Louis the King School on Saturday night. Briana Cabrera, age 6, and her grandmother, age 47, were crossing 43rd Avenue when they were both struck by someone driving northbound in a blue or silver Nissan Altima. The crash was witnessed by Briana's classmates and teachers at St. Louis the King School, where she attended classes.

I17 Rollover Accident

Woman Dies, Six People Injured in Rollover Accident on I-17

James R. Harrison
October 21, 2017

Accident investigators with the Phoenix Fire Department were actively working a deadly rollover crash on southbound I-17 at Glendale Avenue on Friday afternoon. One unidentified woman died when she reportedly was ejected from the vehicle as it rolled.  A second woman in the car remains hospitalized in critical condition.  Five children in the car were treated for minor injuries.

Sabrina Gillis Motorcycle Accident Phoenix AZ

Katie Zeitino, Miguel Zeitino and Magdalena Zeitino Killed in Head-On Accident

Van O'Steen
October 3, 2017

A head-on collision claimed the lives of three people on Monday evening. Katie Marie Zeitino, her husband, Miguel Zeitino, and mother-in-law, Magdalena Zeitino, were near Southern Avenue and Hardy Drive in Tempe on Monday night when their vehicle was struck head-on.  

Sabrina Gillis Motorcycle Accident Phoenix AZ

Sabrina Gillis Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Phoenix

James R. Harrison
September 15, 2017

Sabrina Gillis died when the motorcycle on which she was a passenger collided with a car on Thursday.  The motorcycle was heading west on Union Hills Drive when a car turned left in front of it at 35th Avenue.

Michael Steinberg Car Accident Phoenix AZ

Michael Steinberg Killed in Car Accident on Loop 101 in Phoenix

Van O'Steen
August 28, 2017

A car accident on westbound Loop 101 on Sunday night has claimed the life of Michael Steinberg.

Ryman Garvey Killed in Phoenix Car Accident

Fiery Phoenix Accident Kills Ryman Garvey, Sends Two to Hospital

Van O'Steen
August 24, 2017

An accident on Shea Boulevard near 64th Street left one man dead and another fighting for his life on Wednesday night.

Flagstaff Arizona

Chris Alderson and Leah Alderson Killed in Flagstaff Car Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
August 18, 2017

Accident investigators with the Flagstaff Police Department are reporting that Charles Alderson and Leah Alderson were killed in a single vehicle accident on U.S. 89.

I-17 Wrong Way Accident

Wrong-Way Accident on I-17 Seriously Injures Four

Jonathan V. O'Steen
August 18, 2017

A wrong-way driver collided head-on with another vehicle on Interstate 17 just north of Black Canyon City on Tuesday. The Arizona Department of Public Safety received 911 calls at about 2:45 a.m. reporting a vehicle driving northbound in the southbound lanes.

Ramona Dewhurst Car Accident Phoenix AZ

Ramona Dewhurst Killed, 3 Others Injured in Head-On Collision

James R. Harrison
August 7, 2017

An alleged drunk driver collided head-on with a vehicle on Sunday night, killing one and sending three other people to the hospital.  Phoenix Police Department accident investigators identified the deceased as Ramona Dewhurst.  Ms. Dewhurst’s passenger remains hospitalized, as does the suspected drunk driver, whose passenger was treated for his injuries and released.

Lake Havasu City Arizona

Russ Genovese Killed in Head-on Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
July 29, 2017

Russ Genovese of Fontana, California was killed when his car was struck head-on early Friday morning in northwest Arizona.

Nicholas Minard Kaillie Plante Truck Accident AZ

Kaillie Plante and Nicholas Minard Killed, Four Injured in Semi-Truck Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
July 26, 2017

Nicholas Minard and Kaillie Plante were both killed on SR-87 when the driver of a lumber truck ran a red light and struck two passenger vehicles. Those two vehicles were propelled into two other vehicles.  The tragic accident occurred at Shea Boulevard near Scottsdale.

Yuma Arizona

Six-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured in Car Accident in Yuma

Van O'Steen
July 20, 2017

An as-yet unidentified six-year-old boy was seriously injured in a t-bone crash at Avenue G and County 19th on Wednesday morning.

Phoenix Arizona

Hit-and-Run Accident Claims Life of 17-Year-Old Girl

Van O'Steen
July 19, 2017

An unidentified 17-year-old girl was killed in a hit-and-run accident as she crossed a street at 78th Avenue and Osborn Road on Monday night.  Lamar Ross Mays, age 36, has been arrested in connection with the crash.

Kingman Arizona

Dustyn Carley Killed While Riding Scooter

Van O'Steen
July 14, 2017

Dustyn Carley was killed while riding his kick scooter when he was struck by a vehicle driven by a neighbor.  The tragic accident occurred in the 2500 block of Georgia Avenue on Thursday afternoon.

Kristen Meyer Houseboat Explosion

Kristen Meyer Identified as Woman Killed in Boat Explosion on Lake Powell

James R. Harrison
July 14, 2017

A few days ago, I wrote about a houseboat accident on Lake Powell in which a generator exploded, killing one person and critically injuring four.  The decedent has been identified as Kristen Meyer of Castle Rock, Colorado. 

Esmeralda Rojas Accident

Esmeralda Rojas and Rafael Rosa Killed in Rollover Accident on Beeline Highway

Jonathan V. O'Steen
July 13, 2017

Rafael Rosa was driving an SUV southbound on SR-87 when he lost control of the vehicle and crossed over the median before entering the northbound lanes of rolling. Mr. Rosa was killed, as was Esmeralda Rojas who was ejected when the vehicle rolled.

Beeline Highway Rollover Accident

Rollover Accident on Beeline Highway Kills Two, Injures Four

Jonathan V. O'Steen
July 13, 2017

A single-vehicle rollover accident on the Beeline Highway yesterday left two people dead and four others with serious injuries.

Phoenix Arizona

Accident at Bus Stop Sends Four People to Hospital

James R. Harrison
July 12, 2017

Four people were transported to a hospital on Tuesday after a car jumped the curb and struck several people who were waiting for a bus.

Phoenix Arizona

Bryan Wolf Charged with Manslaughter in DUI Crash

Van O'Steen
July 12, 2017

A woman was killed Saturday night in Tempe in a crash involving an impaired driver. Bryan Wolf reportedly had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.11 when he was arrested following the accident.

Houseboat Explosion Lake Powell AZ

Explosion on Houseboat at Lake Powell Leaves one Dead, Four Injured

James R. Harrison
July 12, 2017

One person is dead and four others critically injured after a generator on a houseboat at Lake Powell exploded Wednesday night.  The boat was anchored on shore near Crystal Springs.

Cindy Meade Motorcycle Accident

Tour Bus and Car Collide on Bullhead Parkway

Jonathan V. O'Steen
July 7, 2017

Eight people were hospitalized following an accident involving a passenger car and a tour bus.  The accident occurred on Friday, June 30th around 9:00 a.m. at the intersection of Bullhead Parkway and Laughlin View Drive.

Cindy Meade Motorcycle Accident

Cindy Meade Killed by Wrong-Way Driver on I-17

Jonathan V. O'Steen
July 7, 2017

A wrong-way driver sideswiped several cars as he drove north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 17 on Tuesday afternoon. Darroll Roberts ran over motorcyclist Cindy Lee Meade, killing her instantly.  The wrong-way vehicle traveled for several hundred feet more until it stopped after striking a guardrail.

Van O'Steen

Unsecured Loads Create Potential for Road Hazards and Accidents

Van O'Steen
July 7, 2017

All drivers have found themselves behind trucks that have items moving around in the truck bed, or wobbling on large open trucks. Unsecured loads can turn into deadly accidents when items fall from vehicles transporting them.

Donna Howard Bus Accident

Donna Howard Killed When Tire Fails on Bus She Was Driving

James R. Harrison
July 4, 2017

Donna Howard died from injuries she received when a tire of the bus she was driving failed, causing the bus to roll onto its side and partially ejecting her from the bus. The bus was part of a convoy of drum and bugle corps teams competing in a series of musical performances across the west and midwest, which they named Drums Across the Desert. 

Purse Snatchers Trigger Fatal Accident in Phoenix

Purse Snatchers Trigger Accidents that End in Pedestrian's Death

Van O'Steen
June 30, 2017

The events started around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday when three girls approached a 24-year-old woman and demanded her purse and revealed what appeared to be a stun gun.  After the woman complied, the three girls crossed the street to a park where they joined two young males.

Franklin Kansas Accident

Chester Sobota of Apache Junction Killed on Kansas Highway When Motorhome Becomes Airborne

James R. Harrison
June 30, 2017

An accident in Franklin County, Kansas late Thursday afternoon left one person from an Apache Junction family dead and two others injured.

Grand Canyon Arizona

Larry Guillen, Bradley Stewart and Anthony Nelson Injured in Lake Havasu Boating Accident

James R. Harrison
June 21, 2017

Three men were ejected from a speedboat on Lake Havasu just before 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning.  Mohave County Sheriff’s Waterways deputies estimate the 36-foot Skater powerboat was traveling at speeds near 100 miles per hour when it flipped as the operator reportedly made a sharp left turn near Havasu Palms.  According to witnesses, the boat rolled at least once.

Hannah Milkowski Accident

Hannah Milkowski Killed Following Accident in Santa Clara, California

Van O'Steen
June 21, 2017

Speeding on a tireless rim in search of medical help for his passenger who was injured when his vehicle crashed, an intoxicated driver continued down Highway 17 until a second collision finally stopped him.

Accident

Pasqual Rodolpho of Arizona Killed in Illinois Car Accident

James R. Harrison
June 16, 2017

A chain reaction involving four vehicles on Illinois Route 4 near St. Jacob claimed the life of an Arizona man Thursday morning.

Boat Accident Bruce Buchanan Jennifer Martin

Boating Accident on Lake Havasu Claims the Lives of Bruce Buchanan and Jennifer Martin

James R. Harrison
June 16, 2017

A boating accident on Lake Havasu has resulted in the deaths of two people from California on Saturday evening.  Bruce Buchanan and Jennifer Renee Martin were boating with friends when their vessel tipped sharply, tossing everyone overboard.   

Young Lee Accident

Young Lee Killed in Wrong-Way Accident on SR-51

James R. Harrison
June 8, 2017

Another wrong-way driver on a Valley freeway has claimed two lives, including his own, on Tuesday night.  Young Lee was killed when his car was struck head-on by an unidentified wrong-way driver.

Jacqueline Castillo Motorcycle Accident

Jacqueline Castillo Loses Foot in Motorcycle Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
June 6, 2017

Jacqueline Castillo was seriously injured when her motorcycle was struck by a hit-and-run driver early Sunday morning.

Daniel Norman Accident

Daniel Norman Killed in Rollover Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
June 5, 2017

Daniel Norman was killed over the weekend when the vehicle in which he was a passenger rolled over.

Grand Canyon Arizona

Marissa Timeche Killed in Car Accident in Grand Canyon VIllage

Jonathan V. O'Steen
May 24, 2017

Marissa Timeche was killed in a single-car accident in the Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim around noon on Sunday. Ms. Timeche sustained fatal injuries when the vehicle in which she was a passenger struck several trees.  The driver of the vehicle was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.  The cause of the accident is undetermined.

Phoenix Car Accident

Man Dies in Car Accident During Morning Commute

Chase R. Rasmussen
May 23, 2017

A collision between a sedan and an SUV claimed the life of a Valley man during this morning’s rush hour.  The tragic accident occurred on 67th Avenue just north of Buckeye Road in Phoenix.

Sonia Burgos Salazar Accident

Sonia Burgos Salazar Killed in Rollover Accident Near Yuma

Jonathan V. O'Steen
May 23, 2017

Sonia Burgos Salazar died early Tuesday when she was ejected from her pickup truck as it rolled.  

Kingman Arizona Car Accident

Kenneth Field Killed in Car Accident on SR-68

Van O'Steen
May 18, 2017

Kenneth Field died on May 1 when his vehicle left the roadway, struck a culvert and overturned.  Mr. Field, a substitute teacher at Kingman High School, was eastbound on SR-68 near milepost 21.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Karen Ramirez Car Accident Phoenix AZ

Karen Ramirez Killed, Husband and Son Remain in Comas

Jonathan V. O'Steen
May 18, 2017

Karen Ramirez was killed in a violent accident at 35th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road in Phoenix when her vehicle was forced into a pole after colliding with another car on Tuesday night.

Pedestrian Struck Phoenix AZ

Pedestrian Struck as Two Cars Collide in Phoenix

Van O'Steen
May 17, 2017

An as-yet unidentified female pedestrian was seriously injured when two cars collided at Bell Road and 19th Avenue in Phoenix early Tuesday afternoon.

Jason Karpowich Mark Weaver Car Accident Littlefield Arizona

Jason Karpowich Killed, Mark Weaver Injured in Car Accident Near Beaver Dam

James R. Harrison
May 17, 2017

Jason Karpowich was killed and his passenger, Mark Weaver was injured when their vehicle ran off the road at a turn at the top of a hill at Beaver Dam.  Both men are from Littlefield, Arizona.

Bullhead City Arizona

Robert Fox Killed in Bicycle Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
May 6, 2017

Robert D. Fox II, was killed as he rode his bicycle southbound on Highway 95 in Bullhead City on Friday.

Michael Martel Motorcycle Accident Phoenix AZ

Michael Martel Killed in Motorcycle Accident on SR-51

Jonathan V. O'Steen
May 13, 2017

Michael Martel was killed late Friday in a collision involving three vehicles on SR-51 just south of Indian School Road in Phoenix.

Tyler Turner Accident Show Low AZ

Tyler Turner Killed in Head-on Crash In Show Low

James R. Harrison
May 4, 2017

Tyler Turner was killed early Thursday in a wrong-way head-on collision on SR-77 near Pintail Lake Road in Show Low. Show Low Police Department accident investigators report that Tammy Dowdy, age 45, reportedly was traveling in the southbound lanes of SR 77 toward Show Low when she encountered Mr. Turner, who was going north in the southbound lanes.

Johnny Youngblood and Beverly Click-Chance Killed in Phoenix Accident

Johnny Youngblood and Beverly Click-Chance Killed on I-17

Jonathan V. O'Steen
May 2, 2017

Johnny Youngblood and Beverly Click-Chance were killed on Monday morning when they were struck by an SUV on I-17. According to investigators with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Mr. Youngblood was operating a motorcycle when he lost control for unknown reasons and went down. Three vehicles stopped at the scene and several bystanders had come to Mr. Youngblood's aid. During this time, a fourth vehicle driven by Brian Higbee approached the scene and struck Mr. Youngblood and multiple bystanders, including Ms. Click-Chance.

Jarhet Gutierrez Motorcycle Accident Phoenix A

Jarhet Gutierrez Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
May 2, 2017

Jarhet Gutierrez was killed when she was thrown from a motorcycle Tuesday morning near 28th Street and Baseline Road in Phoenix.

Joshua Slade Jet Ski Accident

Michael Maffei Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Tempe

James R. Harrison
April 24, 2017

Michael Maffei of Fountain Hills was killed after his motorcycle collided with a vehicle on Loop 101 near Broadway Road in Tempe. The driver of the car was transported to a local hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.

Joshua Slade Jet Ski Accident

Joshua Slade Killed in Jet Ski Accident at Saguaro Lake

James R. Harrison
April 24, 2017

The body of Joshua Slade was recovered from Saguaro Lake around 1:30 a.m. on Monday.  Mr. Slade had been missing since Saturday after his jet ski collided with a fishing boat.

Reshad Lewis Shihada Lewis Nickole Lambert Accident

Reshad Lewis, Shihada Lewis and Nickole Lambert Killed in Head-on Accident

Van O'Steen
April 23, 2017

Three people have died from injuries they sustained in an accident at 32nd Street and Paradise Lane late Thursday afternoon.  Phoenix emergency fire and medical personnel extricated all four occupants of a sedan that collided head-on with a full-size truck.  The truck driver sustained only minor injuries.

Rosa Gonzalez Sanchez Car Accident Phoenix AZ

Rosa Gonzalez Sanchez Killed in Intersection Collision

James R. Harrison
April 23, 2017

Rosa Gonzalez Sanchez was killed Sunday morning when the car in which she was a passenger was involved in a t-bone crash with another car while attempting a left turn.

Laveen Car Accident

Man Killed in T-Bone Collision in Laveen

Chase W. Rasmussen
April 12, 2017

A man has died after failing to stop at a stop sign and colliding with another vehicle early Tuesday morning at 67th Avenue and Vineyard Road.  The unidentified man is estimated to have been in his thirties.

Arlexis Gloria Car Accident

Car Carrying Six People Strikes Pole, Injures Four Children

Van O'Steen
April 8, 2017

Two children were hospitalized in serious condition Friday night when the driver of the car carrying them lost control and struck a roadside pole.  The accident occurred on eastbound Buckeye Road near 28th Avenue.

Kingman Arizona

Chase Simington and Michael McGlothlin Injured in Rollover Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
March 31, 2017

Deputies with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident shortly before 6:00 p.m. involving a Chevy pickup truck on Nellie Drive near Interstate 40.  The driver, Chase Simington, suffered a broken shoulder and ribs.  His passenger, Michael McGlothlin, sustained a collapsed lung, an orbital bone fracture and several lumbar fractures. 

Laveen Car Accident

Five Injured When Construction Truck Rolls on Loop 101

James R. Harrison
March 27, 2017

Five people were transported to area hospitals early Monday morning for treatment of injuries when a construction truck rolled over in the northbound lanes of Loop 101 in Scottsdale. The construction truck hit two other vehicles as it rolled. 

Bus Stop Crash Ahwatukee Arizona

Five Injured in Bus Stop Crash in Ahwatukee

Van O'Steen
March 26, 2017

A collision between two cars pushed one of them into a bus stop near Chandler Boulevard and 44th Street on Sunday afternoon.   An official with the Phoenix Fire Department reported that two people were hospitalized in serious condition.

Phoenix Overpass Accident I-17

One Killed, Three Injured as Car Plunges from Overpass

Van O'Steen
March 24, 2017

Three people were seriously injured and one person was killed when a car plunged off an overpass in downtown Phoenix on Friday afternoon. A brown Chrysler driven by an as-yet-unidentified 65-year-old man was southbound on the 23rd Avenue frontage road that runs parallel to Interstate 17.  Where I-17 passes under Grant Street, the middle lane of the frontage road allows vehicles to either continue traveling straight or turn left. 

Amanda Cook Accident Yuma AZ

Amanda Cook, Age 8, Killed in Rollover Accident Outside Yuma

James R. Harrison
March 14, 2017

Seven members of a Queen Creek family were on their way to Yuma to deliver loaves of bread for a fundraiser when the driver lost control, causing the vehicle to roll.  The accident occurred Saturday on Interstate 8 just outside Yuma. According to DPS accident investigators, Amanda Faith Cook, age 8, had just unbuckled her seatbelt to pick up something on the floor of the car when the vehicle rolled and she was ejected.

Mark Dickson Bicycle Accident

Mark Dickson Killed in Hit-and-Run While Riding Bicycle

Jonathan V. O'Steen
March 13, 2017

Mark Dickson was struck and killed while riding his bicycle near 40th Street south of Bell Road in Phoenix on Sunday evening.  Phoenix Police Department accident investigators report that the hit-and-run accident occurred in front of a fire station.

Jon O'Steen

Three Steps That All Patients of the Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Should Take

Jonathan V. O'Steen
March 3, 2017

On December 20, 2016, Zimmer Biomet announced a recall of its Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Implant based on a higher-than-expected fracture rate. If you have one of these devices, these are the three steps you should take.

Pregnant Women Ejected from SUV

Pregnant Woman Injured When Ejected from SUV

Van O'Steen
February 27, 2017

An as-yet-unidentified woman who is five months pregnant was seriously injured when her SUV was struck by a pickup truck, causing her to be ejected from her vehicle. The accident occurred Monday morning at 71st Avenue and Broadway Road.

Man Struck and Killed on I17 Phoenix Arizona

Man Struck and Killed on I-17 in Phoenix

James R. Harrison
February 21, 2017

An unidentified pedestrian was killed Tuesday night on southbound Interstate 17 after two vehicles struck him near Dunlap Avenue.  The accident occurred shortly after 9:00 p.m.

Van O'Steen

Phoenix Police Crack Down on Street Racing

Van O'Steen
February 20, 2017

Sixty-five traffic stops resulted in 23 arrests and 114 citations issued on Valley streets Sunday night. It was a coordinated effort between the Phoenix Police Department and the Arizona Department of Public Safety to crack down on street racers.

I17 Arizona

Sue Hotchkin of Prescott Valley Killed in Rollover Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
February 19, 2017

Sue Hotchkin of Prescott Valley was killed in a rollover accident near New River on Saturday. According to Arizona DPS investigators, Ms. Hotchkin was a passenger in an SUV that was traveling northbound on I-17 near New River when the driver lost controol of the vehicle and struck a guardrail. The impact with the guardrail caused the SUV to roll.

Cement Truck Accident Scottsdale Arizona

Cement Truck Accident, SUV Rollover Injures Three

Jonathan V. O'Steen
February 16, 2017

An accident on southbound SR-101 involving an SUV and a cement truck sent three people to Valley hospitals late Wednesday afternoon.  Both vehicles rolled after crashing on SR-101 near Cactus Road in Scottsdale.

Cornelius Wouters Motorcycle Accident

Cornelius Wouters Killed in phoenix Motorcycle Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
February 5, 2017

Cornelius Wouters was killed when his motorcycle collided with a car near Cave Creek Road and Union Hills Drive on Saturday afternoon. Debris from the accident caused a second motorcycle to crash, injuring an as-yet unidentified woman. She was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Sharon McCoy Accident Kanab Utah

Sharon McCoy Killed in Collision with Flatbed Truck

Jonathan V. O'Steen
January 25, 2017

Sharon McCoy of Kingman was killed Tuesday afternoon when a flatbed pickup truck turned in front of her car on U.S. Highway 89 in Kanab, Utah.  The driver of the truck turned into the path of Ms. McCoy's vehicle when he attempted to turn left into a driveway. Ms. McCoy was unable to stop, causing her to collide head-on with the truck.  She died at the scene of the crash.

Parker Arizona Car Accident

Elizabeth Rauch Dies in Rollover Accident

Van O'Steen
January 24, 2017

Elizabeth Rauch was killed in a single-vehicle accident Sunday evening on SR-72 just two miles east of the SR-95 junction.

Snowplow Accident Flagstaff Arizona

Woman in Critical Condition After Being Hit by Snowplow in Flagstaff

Van O'Steen
January 20, 2017

A woman—as yet unidentified by accident investigators—is in critical condition after having been struck by a snowplow near the Museum Club, near Route 66 and Fourth Street in Flagstaff.

Joseph Martorelli Motorcycle Accident Phoenix AZ

Joseph Martorelli Killed in Phoenix Motorcycle Accident

Van O'Steen
January 3, 2017

Joseph Martorelli was killed Friday night when a pickup truck turned left in front of his motorcycle at Union Hills and 51st Avenue in Phoenix.

Pregnant Woman Injured in Blythe California Car Accident

Pregnant Woman Injured in Blythe Accident

Van O'Steen
January 2, 2017

Three people were seriously injured in a two-car accident on eastbound Interstate 10, just west of Mesa Road in Blythe.  The crash closed I-10 just after 12:30 p.m. on Friday.  Accident investigators would not speculate as to the cause of the collision which left one of the vehicles overturned.