Phoenix Personal Injury and Car Accident News
A car accident in west Phoenix claimed the lives of Tania Robledo-Muniz and her young daughter, Litzi Robledo. The two were in a sedan on Van Buren near 51st Avenue on Sunday evening when a pickup truck, reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed, crossed over the center line into oncoming traffic and collided with their car.
William Curran died as a result of injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident that occurred on Sunday evening. According to accident investigators, Mr. Curran was operating his motorcycle near 48th Street and Baseline Road when a vehicle driven by Thane Dennison turned left into the path of the motorcycle.
Kevin Vazquez-Teran was killed yesterday when a vehicle collided with his motorcycle at the intersection of 40th Street and Cactus Road in Phoenix. According to accident investigators, Mr. Vazquez-Teran was operating his motorcycle westbound on Cactus Road when the driver of a Nissan Altima turned left in front of him.
Mercedes Durham was hit and killed as she attempted to cross Butler Drive at 7th Street in a marked crosswalk. Accident investigators reported that Ms. Durham was crossing Butler Drive at the east crosswalk when she was struck by a Ford F-150 pickup truck that was attempting to turn right.
A wrong-way accident along Southern Avenue this morning claimed the life of Keith Pounds, Jr. According to accident investigators with the Phoenix Police Department, Mr. Pounds was westbound in the 2400 block of west Southern Avenue when his 2002 Toyota SUV inexplicably crossed the center line into oncoming traffic. His car struck an eastbound 2018 Nissan SUV head-on.
Khadijha Taylor was killed and three other pedestrians were seriously injured after a hit-and-run accident near 7th Avenue and Camelback Road in Phoenix early this morning.
Accident investigators with the Phoenix Police Department report that a pedestrian was struck and killed by a car on Sunday morning at the intersection of 63rd Avenue and Thomas Road.
A bicyclist was seriously injured in Scottsdale last Friday when he was struck by a car that ran a red-light. The injured man is identified as Fred Hubbell, a former gubernatorial nominee and businessman in Iowa.
Marcellos Matthews died early this morning in a rollover accident near the I-10/I-17 stack in Phoenix. According to investigators with the Arizona DPS, Marcellos was a passenger in a car that was driving westbound on I-17 to transition to westbound I-10. The driver lost control of the vehicle and it rolled before striking a tree.
Three people were killed in a head-on collision on Sunland Gin Road near Battaglia Drive on Monday afternoon. According to Pinal County Sheriff’s Office accident investigators, Durrell Smith was southbound on Sunland Gin Road when his sedan drifted across the center line and struck a Ford SUV head-on.
Robert Rios was killed in a car accident near Toltec Buttes Road and Frontier Street in Eloy on Tuesday morning. Mr. Rios’ car reportedly crossed the median into oncoming traffic, where it struck another vehicle head-on. He died at the scene.
Roberto Manriquez, Jr. and Alexandria Mendez were killed on Friday afternoon when a semi-truck crossed the center line and collided with the Ford F-150 they occupied. Phoenix Police Department accident investigators report that the semi-truck was westbound on Buckeye Road when it swerved into oncoming traffic and struck the Ford F-150 pickup near 69th Avenue.
Richard Pagett of Mohave Valley died as the result of injuries he received when a wrong-way driver crashed head-on into his vehicle Monday on Nevada Highway 163 near Laughlin.
Scottsdale native Jung Son Kim died from injuries she received when she was struck by a car while crossing Scottsdale Road in the 1900 block on Wednesday night.
Officer Clayton Townsend, a five-year veteran of the Salt River Police Department, was struck and killed on northbound Loop 101 near Scottsdale Road at about 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday as he stood in an emergency lane next to a vehicle he had stopped.
Detectives with the Phoenix Police Department are searching for the driver of a vehicle that hit and killed Alem Berhe.
Andrew Worth was killed on Friday after his motorcycle was hit at the intersection of 53rd Avenue and Indian School Road in Phoenix.
The front-seat passengers in each of two cars that collided head-on were killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 95 early Sunday morning. Emergency responders included crews from three ambulance companies, three fire departments, two medical helicopters and Connecticut State Police.
Jennifer Vegtel and her 5-year-old son, Logan, were killed in a car accident during the Monday evening rush hour on SR-51 in Phoenix. DPS reports that a pickup truck driven by Edgar Ramos-Esteban was southbound on SR-51 at Highland Avenue when it smashed into the rear of the Vegtel vehicle.
Arianna Nicole Baca was killed when the car in which she was a passenger rolled off SR-89 about 20 miles north of Flagstaff on Monday morning. She was a sophomore at Northern Arizona University.
Gertrud Sieverd was struck and killed as she crossed a street in central Phoenix last night. Phoenix Police accident investigators report that a car driven by an as-yet unidentified 36-year-old male was northbound on 7th Avenue at about 7:45 p.m. when he struck Ms. Sieverd as she crossed near Palm Lane.
Megan Kay Paulson was killed when two cars collided on the southbound access road to Interstate 17 south of Thunderbird Road on Friday afternoon.
A man driving an SUV pulled onto the road’s dirt shoulder and parked so that his wife could capture a photo of one of Arizona’s famous sunsets Friday night. Scottsdale Police accident investigators report that a Jeep driven by Michael DiFoggio slammed into the SUV, seriously injuring its as-yet unidentified driver. The couple’s young son sustained minor injuries; the wife suffered none.
A family picnic ended tragically Tuesday afternoon when a vehicle overturned, killing one person and sending another to the hospital. Two couples were driving home following an afternoon exploring the Mount Trumbull area, when occupants in the lead vehicle realized their friends were no longer behind them.
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Department reports that a pickup truck carrying four people ran off the roadway and hit a tree Friday night, killing one of the occupants. Justin Denault, a 19-year-old student at Northern Arizona University, from Imperial, California, has been identified as the deceased.
Paul Andrade died of injuries he received when another car struck the one in which he was riding late Wednesday night. According to Phoenix Police accident investigators, at about 10:30 p.m., Jacqueline Sayre was traveling northbound on 16th Street in a 2016 Ford Fusion. She crossed the center line near McKinley Street and collided head-on with a 2001 Hyundai Elantra traveling in the southbound curb lane with five occupants.
A 26-year-old woman from France died as the result of a car accident when a pickup truck hit a stretch of highway collapsed by heavy rains and flooding near the town of Cameron, Arizona, causing the driver to lose control and slam into her on Wednesday night.
A head-on collision claimed the lives of eight people on SR-79 just south of Florence on Wednesday night. Arizona Department of Public Safety accident investigators report that a southbound Buick crossed the center line into the path of a northbound Chevy Suburban carrying nine people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 of the Phoenix Police Department is in critical condition following a car accident in Cave Creek on Thursday afternoon.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
An unidentified man was killed as he crossed a Phoenix street early this morning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two vans collided outside Dolan Springs last Thursday, leaving two tourists from China dead and four others with serious or life-threatening injuries.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 was killed and thre others were seriously injured in a car accident on Sunday evening in west Phoenix.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A mother and her three daughters were struck by a pickup truck while in a central Phoenix crosswalk Monday mid-morning.
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.
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, 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
A car accident on westbound Loop 101 on Sunday night has claimed the life of Michael Steinberg.
An accident on Shea Boulevard near 64th Street left one man dead and another fighting for his life on Wednesday night.
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.
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.
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.
Russ Genovese of Fontana, California was killed when his car was struck head-on early Friday morning in northwest Arizona.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A single-vehicle rollover accident on the Beeline Highway yesterday left two people dead and four others with serious injuries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
An accident in Franklin County, Kansas late Thursday afternoon left one person from an Apache Junction family dead and two others injured.
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.
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.
A chain reaction involving four vehicles on Illinois Route 4 near St. Jacob claimed the life of an Arizona man Thursday morning.
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.
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 was seriously injured when her motorcycle was struck by a hit-and-run driver early Sunday morning.
Daniel Norman was killed over the weekend when the vehicle in which he was a passenger rolled over.
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.
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 died early Tuesday when she was ejected from her pickup truck as it rolled.
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 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.
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 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.
Robert D. Fox II, was killed as he rode his bicycle southbound on Highway 95 in Bullhead City on Friday.
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 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 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 was killed when she was thrown from a motorcycle Tuesday morning near 28th Street and Baseline Road in Phoenix.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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