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Arizona Truck Accident News

Find the latest news and safety alerts involving semi-truck and tractor trailer accidents in Arizona. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident and you would like more information about your legal rights, please contact us.

Truck Accident Littlefield Arizona

Two People Critically Injured in Chain-Reaction Accident

Sean M. McGarry
September 18, 2021

A semi-truck triggered a chain-reaction crash involving multiple vehicles when it slammed into another vehicle, pushing it into the two cars ahead of it.  The collision occurred near milepost 8 on Interstate 15 on Saturday shortly after noon. 

Tonopah AZ Truck Accident

Five Dead, Five Seriously Injured When Semi-Truck Strikes Two Vehicles

Jonathan V. O'Steen
July 2, 2021

A semi-truck slammed into two passenger vehicles this afternoon, killing five people and sending another five to various hospitals in serious condition.  The Arizona Department of Public Safety reports that the truck was eastbound on Interstate 10 about 50 miles west of Phoenix at 1:21 p.m. when it slammed into the rear of a Nissan Altima occupied by five people. 

Semi Truck Accident Phoenix AZ

Four Killed in Phoenix Accident Caused by Semi-Truck Driver

Matthew P. MacLeod
June 18, 2021

DPS has identified the four people killed in the tragic crash last week on the Loop 202 involving a semi-truck: Sedeqwa Keyara-Parker, Dante Brubeck, Alexius Hooper and Jennifer Vidal. Nine additional people sustained injuries in the crash that occurred on Loop 202 near 52nd Street in Phoenix.

Semi Truck Accident Phoenix AZ

Semi-Truck Accident in Wickenburg Leaves Four Dead

Matthew P. MacLeod
June 16, 2021

A collision between a passenger car and a semi-truck killed four people and injured another on U.S. 93 outside Wickenburg on Monday morning.  

Flagstaff Arizona Accident

Stephan Timberlake Killed in Crash on Old East Route 66 in Flagstaff

Van O'Steen
May 27, 2021

First responders were called to the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Wednesday night shortly after 8:00 p.m.  Witnesses told police that a large tractor-trailer turned from Test Drive onto Old East Route 66 when a passenger car driven by Stephan Timberlake collided with it.  Mr. Timberlake’s car caught fire and he died at the scene.

Todd Welliver Mesa Accident

Todd Welliver Killed, Three Injured After Semi-Truck Plows Into Mesa House

Jonathan V. O'Steen
January 1, 2021

Todd Welliver was killed and three other injured after a semi-truck plowed into a house near the US-60 and Crismon in Mesa.

Karen Goulding Truck Accident

Karen Goulding Killed, David Goulding Injured in Oregon Truck Accident

Van O'Steen
December 16, 2020

A couple from Anthem, Arizona was involved in a four-vehicle accident on an icy highway in Oregon on Monday morning.

Justin Folsome Truck Accident Buckeye AZ

MCSO Detention Officer Justin Folsome Killed in Accident Near Buckeye

James R. Harrison
November 25, 2020

Justin Folsome, a detention officer with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, died of injuries he received when his vehicle was struck from behind by a semi-truck on Tuesday afternoon.  The accident occurred on SR-85 near Buckeye.  The driver of the semi was transported and admitted to the hospital.  

Trucks Collide in Quartzsite Arizona

Driver Killed, Another Injured After Two Trucks Collide in Quartzsite

Sean M. McGarry
October 31, 2020

Two commercial vehicles collided on I-10 near Quartzsite on Thursday morning, leaving one driver dead and sending the other to a hospital.  

Bobbie Rincon Truck Accident Rincon AZ

Bobbie Rincon and Two Children Perish in Accident with Semi-Truck

Jonathan V. O'Steen
October 3, 2020

Bobbie Rincon of Phoenix and two of her children, Javier Rincon, age 11, and Alicia Rincon, age 6, were killed in a tragic accident on SR-85 near Gila Bend last week.  The family was returning from a trip to Mexico. 

Semi-Truck Accident Flagstaff AZ

Two Injured When Semi-Truck Slides Down 60-Foot Embankment

Jonathan V. O'Steen
August 19, 2020

A semi-truck westbound on Interstate 40 slid down a 60-foot embankment between Bellemont and Flagstaff this morning at about 3:20 a.m. Crews from the Ponderosa Fire Department arrived to find the semi-truck wedged amongst the pine trees. 

Tempe AZ Truck Accident

Minivan and Semi-Truck Collide at Priest and Elliot in Tempe

James R. Harrison
July 28, 2020

An accident involving a semi-truck and a minivan at Priest Drive and Elliot Road sent one person to the hospital with serious injuries on Monday morning.  The incident generated responses from three different fire departments.

Phoenix AZ

Dump Truck Rolls Over onto Passenger Car, Trapping Car's Driver

James R. Harrison
July 16, 2020

A dump truck overturned onto a passenger vehicle this morning, trapping the injured car driver inside.  According to Arizona Department of Public Safety accident investigators, a dump truck on Interstate 10 near University Drive and 32nd Street reportedly crossed over the eastbound lanes into a westbound lane. 

Cement Truck Accident Phoenix AZ

Rollover Accident Involving Cement Truck Seriously Injures Driver

Jonathan V. O'Steen
June 22, 2020

The Arizona Department of Public Safety reports that the driver of a cement truck sustained severe injuries when his truck collided with an SUV in a horrendous rollover accident early this morning.

Parker AZ

Richard Thomas Killed When SUV Collides with Commercial Vehicle

James R. Harrison
June 13, 2020

The Arizona Department of Public Safety reports that a semi-truck was parked in a construction zone when an SUV collided with the rear of the truck. The accident occurred on Wednesday shortly before noon on SR-95, about four miles south of Parker.

Mesa AZ

Bicyclist Critically Injured in Accident with Semi-Truck

Jonathan V. O'Steen
June 5, 2020

A bicyclist was critically injured when struck by a semi-truck near Apache Trail and 83rd Place in Mesa on Thursday afternoon.  The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office released no additional information regarding the victim’s name or current medical condition.

Holden Gardner Accident Mesa AZ

Holden Gardner Identified as Boy Hit and Killed by Truck

Jonathan V. O'Steen
February 4, 2020

The Mesa Police Department has identified Holden Gardner as the six-year-old boy who was hit and killed by a truck yesterday afternoon. The tragic accident occurred at the intersection of Power Road and Jensen Street.

Phoenix Arizona Truck Accident

Six-Vehicle Accident Involving Two Semi-Trucks Injures Eight

James R. Harrison
February 4, 2020

An accident on the Loop 202 South Mountain this afternoon involving two-semi trucks and six vehicles injured as many as eight people. The crash occurred in the northbound lanes of the Loop 202 near the Buckeye Road exit in Phoenix.

6 Year Old Boy Dead After Being Hit by Semi-Truck in Mesa

6-Year-Old Boy Dead After Being Hit by Semi-Truck in Mesa

Jonathan V. O'Steen
February 3, 2020

A six-year-old boy died tragically after he was hit by a semi-truck this afternoon. The accident occurred at the intersection of Power Road and Jensen Street in Mesa.

Globe Arizona

Three People Killed, One Hurt in Accident with Semi-Truck in Fort Thomas

Van O'Steen
February 2, 2020

A serious accident in southeastern Arizona claimed three lives Saturday evening and required the participation of nine service agencies.  The accident occurred on U.S. Highway 70 when a westbound passenger vehicle crossed the center line and collided with a semi-truck driven by Francisco Guerrero, age 36 of Globe, Arizona.  The semi-truck rolled onto its left side and caught fire.

Jesus Caballero Truck Accident Phoenix AZ

Jesus Caballero Dies After Being Hit by Semi-Truck on I-17

Jonathan V. O'Steen
December 28, 2019

Jesus Caballero was killed on Friday after he was hit by a Fry's semi-truck on I-17 near Camelback Road.

Jairo Quinonez Truck Accident Phoenix AZ

Jairo Quinonez Killed in Crash with Semi-Truck

Van O'Steen
December 27, 2019

Jairo Quinonez has died after his SUV collided with a semi-truck on Thursday. The accident occurred on 27th Avenue near McDowell in Phoenix.

Lake Havasu Motorcycle Accident

Female Motorcyclist Dies in Accident with Semi-Truck

James R. Harrison
December 16, 2019

Accident investigators with the Lake Havasu City Police Department report that an as-yet unidentified female motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a semi-truck this morning at about 10:45 a.m.

Semi Overturns in Chandler Arizona

Semi Overturns Onto I-10 Median in Chandler

James R. Harrison
December 12, 2019

Accident investigators are not certain what caused a semi-truck to overturn and come to rest on top of the concrete median separating the east and westbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Chandler on Wednesday afternoon.

Semi Truck Accident Wickenburg AZ

Head-on Semi-Truck Accident Outside Wickenburg Leaves Both Drivers Dead

Jonathan V. O'Steen
October 2, 2019

A head-on collision between two semi-trucks outside Wickenburg claimed the lives of both drivers early Tuesday morning. 

Flagstaff Arizona Truck Accident

Semi-Truck Rear-Ends Another Near Flagstaff, Resulting Fire Claims Driver's Life

Van O'Steen
June 21, 2019

A semi-truck driver whose rig rear-ended another semi died in the fire that ensued.  The first trucker was westbound on Interstate 40 at mile marker 204 when the collision occurred on Thursday afternoon. 

Phoenix Truck Accident

Several Injured in Phoenix Accident Involving Semi-Truck and Three Cars

James R. Harrison
April 14, 2019

A serious crash involving four vehicles, including a semi-truck, left at least three people with serious injuries. The accident occurred on Interstate 10 at 91st Avenue in Phoenix yesterday afternoon.

Lordsburg New Mexico

Arnold Rojo and Susan Rojo of Sierra Vista Killed in New Mexico Truck Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
March 26, 2019

Arnold Rojo and Susan Rojo, both of Sierra Vista, Arizona, were killed along with two others in a fiery crash in western New Mexico on Sunday afternoon. A 13-year-old passenger in their vehicel was transported to a hospital in critical condition.

Roberto Manriquez Alexandria Mendez Accident Phoenix Arizona

Roberto Manriquez, Jr. and Alexandria Mendez Killed in Accident in Phoenix

Jonathan V. O'Steen
January 20, 2019

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. 

Wittmann Arizona

Aileen Alexia Bustos Killed in Truck Accident in Wittmann

Van O'Steen
January 12, 2019

Aileen Alexia Bustos was killed when her vehicle collided with a Peterbilt semi-truck on Friday night.  The truck was turning left from 211th Avenue onto Grand Avenue when the accident occurred. 

Avondale Arizona

Jacqueline Pacheco Killed When Driver Rear-Ends Semi-Truck

Van O'Steen
January 2, 2019

Jacqueline Pacheco was killed when the pickup truck in which she was a passenger collided with the back of a semi-truck last Saturday. The accident occurred on Avondale Boulevard and Lower Buckeye Road in Avondale.

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.

Harry Bates Tammy Knaak Truck Accident AZ

Harry Bates Kiled, Tammy Knaak Injured After Truck Accident on I-17

Jonathan V. O'Steen
August 2, 2018

An accident involving a semi-truck on I-17 near Sunset Point last Friday has claimed the life of Harry Bates and resulted in serious injuries to Tammy Knaak.

Flagstaff Arizona

Jatender Singh Killed in Semi-Truck Accident Outside Flagstaff

Jonathan V. O'Steen
July 18, 2018

DPS responded to an accident involving a rolled semi-truck in the eastbound lanes of I-40 outside Flagstaff on Tuesday morning.  Accident investigators determined that the driver, Jatender Singh, drifted onto the left shoulder of the roadway then over-corrected, causing the semi to roll onto its left side.

Trucking Accident

Ricardo Serrano-Hinojosa Killed in Texas Truck Accident

James R. Harrison
July 3, 2018

Ricardo Serrano-Hinojosa, age 33 of Phoenix, was killed when a semi-truck made a left turn in front of his vehicle on Monday afternoon.  The accident occurred in Reeves County on U.S. Highway 285, about 17 miles north of Pecos.

Johnathon Hardaway Truck Accident Camp Verde AZ

Johnathon Hardaway Killed in Jump from Runaway Semi-Truck

Jonathan V. O'Steen
June 21, 2018

In a desperate attempt to save their own lives, Johnathon Hardaway, age 22, was killed as he and the driver of a runaway semi-truck leapt from the vehicle as it careened out of control near Camp Verde on Wednesday.  The Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority and the Arizona Department of Public Safety responded to the scene along Copper Canyon on I-17.

Kingman Truck Accident

Kingman Truck Accident Involving Semi and Pickup Leaves One Person Dead

Jonathan V. O'Steen
April 23, 2018

A collision between a semi-truck and a pickup on Interstate 40 just outside Kingman left both vehicles mangled and one person dead early Sunday morning.  The single occupant of the pickup truck was dead when authorities arrived.

Truck Accident Tonopah Arizona

Fatal Truck Accident Near Tonopah Involves Three Semi-Trucks

Jonathan V. O'Steen
April 17, 2018

An early morning accident on Interstate 10 involving three semi-trucks left one driver dead and sent another to a nearby hospital.

Kingman Arizona

Head-On Collision on Route 66 in Kingman Claims Life of James Schubert

Van O'Steen
March 14, 2018

James Schubert was killed when his pickup truck collided head-on with a semi-truck on Route 66 on Tuesday night. According to Arizona Department of Public Safety accident investigators, Mr. Schubert was eastbound on Route 66 when, for reasons still not clear to officials, his truck crossed the center line and collided head-on with an oncoming tractor trailer.

Highway 93 Arizona

Four People Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on Highway 93

James 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.

Flagstaff Truck Accident

10-Year-Old Girl Killed in Accident Near Flagstaff

Jonathan V. O'Steen
November 24, 2017

An unidentified ten-year-old girl was killed when the vehicle in which she was a passenger rolled off the roadway after it was rear-ended by a semi-truck.

Camp Verde Truck Accident

Man Killed in Camp Verde Accident when Semi-Truck Loses Brakes

James R. Harrison
November 9, 2017

The brakes on a semi-truck reportedly failed Wednesday afternoon, causing it to collide with another vehicle, resulting in that driver’s death

I10 Truck Accident Tucson AZ

Fatal Accident Involving Multiple Vehicles Closes Westbound I-10

O'Steen & Harrison, PLC
Sept. 18, 2017

An accident on Interstate 10 involving two commercial trucks, an SUV and a pickup truck claimed the life of one of the drivers, according to Arizona Department of Public Safety accident investigators.

Foxworth Accident Meadview AZ

Tanker Truck Strikes Several Cars as it Rolls, Seven Injured

Van O'Steen
August 8, 2017

A tanker truck carrying 8,000 gallons of jet fuel rolled over several vehicles in south Phoenix on Monday morning, injuring seven people.  The accident occurred on Lower Buckeye Road between 59th and 63rd Avenues.

Foxworth Accident Meadview AZ

Karen Foxworth and Charles Foxworth Killed, Three Injured in Tanker Crash

Van O'Steen
August 2, 2017

Karen and Charles Foxworth, ages 60 and 59 respectively, were killed early Wednesday afternoon when their car crashed into an empty gas tanker on Diamond Bar Road. 

Rockwell Lee Truck Accident Camp Verde AZ

Truck Accident in Camp Verde Claims Life of Rockwell Christian Lee

Jonathan V. O'Steen
August 1, 2017

Rockwell Christian Lee was killed after a passenger transport van and a tractor-trailer collided on SR-260 in Camp Verde on July 25th around 6:16 a.m.

Wickenburg Arizona

Two Killed in Accident with Semi-Truck Near Wickenburg

Van O'Steen
July 28, 2017

Two people, as-yet unidentified, were killed Friday morning when the car in which they were occupants crossed the centerline of U.S. 93 and struck a semi-truck head-on. The tragic accident occurred near the junction of SR-71 northwest of Wickenburg.

Kaillie Plante Nicholas Minard Accident Arizona

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.

Truck Accident Phoenix AZ

One Dead After Pickup Rear-Ends Semi-Truck

James R. Harrison
July 13, 2017

The driver of a pickup truck has died from injuries he received when his truck collided with the back of a semi-truck on westbound I-10. The accident occurred about 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday on I-10 near 51st Avenue.

Tonopah Accident

Trucking Accident on I-10 Near Tonopah Claims One Life

Jonathan V. O'Steen
July 7, 2017

One person is dead after a double-trailer semi-truck struck the rear of a pickup in the westbound lanes of I-10 near 339th Avenue around 1:50 a.m. last Thursday.

Marcus Zaffina Accident Glendale AZ

Marcus Zaffina Killed in Glendale Accident with Flatbed Truck

O'Steen & Harrison, PLC
June 30, 2017

Marcus Zaffina died from injuries he sustained when the car he was driving collided with a flatbed truck on Thursday afternoon near 59th Avenue and Northern. Mr. Zaffina died at the scene.

Jenna Taylor Truck Accident Gilbert AZ

Jenna Taylor Struck, Killed by Commercial Tanker Truck

Van O'Steen
May 31, 2017

Jenna Taylor was out for an early-morning bicycle ride with a friend on Wednesday when she was struck and killed by a commercial tanker truck.

Trucking Accident

Two Semis Collide in Fiery Crash in Tucson

Van O'Steen
May 22, 2017

The driver of a semi-truck pulling a trailer lost control of his big rig when its front left tire blew.  The semi rolled as it crossed the median, then came to rest in the eastbound lanes as it collided head-on with a tanker truck.   The driver of the tanker was ejected and suffered serious head injuries.

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.

Gutierrez Accident Payson Arizona

Juan Gutierrez Killed, Lee Anne Gutierrez and Another Injured in Truck Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
March 22, 2017

Juan Gutierrez was killed in the early morning hours last Friday when the tractor-trailer he was driving ran off SR-87 and overturned.  The tragic accident occurred at milepost 227.8 between Phoenix and Payson.

Kingman Arizona

Paul Kramer Killed in Truck Accident Outside Kingman

Jonathan V. O'Steen
February 24, 2017

Paul Kramer died when the box truck he was driving rear-ended a tractor-trailer around 2:30 a.m. on Friday.  The accident shut down eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 about 24 miles west of Kingman in northwest Arizona near the California border.

Wendell Lewis Truck Accident

Wendell Lewis of Maricopa Killed in Utah Truck Accident

James R. Harrison
February 23, 2017

A tanker and semi-truck collided on westbound Interstate 80 in Parley’s Canyon near the Lamb’s Canyon exit on Wednesday at about 10:20 p.m.  The resulting fire burned for two hours and caused a miles-long backup of traffic.

Jose Javier Barajas-Barron Truck Accident Tucson AZ

Jose Javier Barajas-Barron Killed in Tucson Truck Accident

O'Steen & Harrison, PLC
February 16, 2017

Jose Javier Barajas-Barron was killed on Tuesday in an accident involving a semi-truck. The crash occurred in the early evening hours at the intersection of Tangerine Road and Dove Mountain Boulevard in Marana.

Francois Elysee Christopher Talbert Truck Accident

Francois Elysee and Christopher Talbert Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
October 26, 2016

Francois Elysee of Mesa, Arizona died Sunday at the scene of the crash of his tractor-trailer on Interstate 57 in Williamson County, Illinois.  Christopher Talbert, a passenger in the big rig, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.  He died on Monday.

Aaron Anderson Accident

Aaron Anderson Killed in Truck-Van Crash

Jonathan V. O'Steen
October 20, 2016

Aaron Anderson of Williams was killed early Wednesday morning when his Chevy van was crushed between two semi-trucks on I-40.

Truck Accident Tucson AZ

Seven Vehicle Crash in Tucson Kills Three People

O'Steen & Harrison, PLC
October 18, 2016

A seven vehicle crash, including two semi-trucks, claimed the lives of three people on Tuesday morning. The crash occurred on the westbound lanes of I-10 between Grant and Ruthrauff roads in Tucson.

Trucking Accident in Bullhead City Sends Three to Hospital

Chain Reaction Accident in Bullhead City Sends Three to Hospital

Van O'Steen
August 30, 2016

Three people were transported to a hospital after a semi-truck failed to stop at a red light Monday morning, resulting in a chain reaction accident.  Emergency crews were called to Highway 95 and Riverview Drive at about 7:00 a.m. 

Camp Verde Arizona

Felix Espinosa Killed Along I-17 in Camp Verde

Jonathan V. O'Steen
August 11, 2016

Felix Espinosa of Cottonwood, Arizona was killed in an apparent hit-and-run accident at the junction of SR-260 and I-17 near Camp Verde.  Arizona Department of Public Safety accident investigators speculate that Mr. Espinosa was walking along I-17 when he was struck and killed on July 31st.  

Phoenix Arizona

Krystle Klain Killed by Semi-Truck While Riding Bike

Jonathan V. O'Steen
November 24, 2015

Krystle Ann Klain was struck and killed by a semi-truck early Tuesday as she was riding her bicycle eastbound on Glendale Avenue. The driver of the semi-truck fled the scene after striking her.

Jim Harrison

Benjamin Brewer's License Suspended After Truck Accident That Killed Six

James R. Harrison
July 16, 2015

Benjamin Scott Brewer, a truck driver licensed in Kentucky, was ordered on Sunday by the FMCSA to cease operating any commercial vehicles involved in interstate commerce. The FMCSA order described Brewer as "an imminent hazard to public safety."

Lake Havasu Arizona

Christopher Berg Killed When Struck By Semi-Truck

Jonathan V. O'Steen
July 14, 2015

Christopher Berg died on June 2, 2015 as a result of injuries he received when he was struck by a large truck in the early morning on Highway 95. Mr. Berg reportedly had been walking along the highway when the accident occurred.

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