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Tucson Arizona Car Accident News
Robert King Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident
Witnesses to an accident near Mona Lisa Road reported seeing a male on the hood of a car that was westbound on Ina Road on Monday morning. Apparently, the vehicle had just left the parking lot of an apartment complex nearby.
Two Vehicle Accident Sends One to Hospital
Two pickup trucks collided on Aviation Parkway near 22nd Street on Monday morning, sending one driver to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Pursuit by Border Patrol Agent Outside Tucson Ends in Fatal Crash
Two people in a pickup truck occupied by seven were killed when the truck was pursued by a Border Patrol agent and crashed in the northbound lanes of Interstate 19 near Canoa Road at milepost 31 outside Tucson on Tuesday morning.
Fred Lemburg Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident
Fred Lemburg was struck and killed as he crossed Prince Road in Tucson on Saturday. The driver of the suspect vehicle fled the scene.
David Munoz Killed in Tucson Accident
David Lamberto Munoz was struck and killed at the intersection of Tucson Boulevard and Grant Road on Tuesday. Tucson Police Department accident investigators report that witnesses allege they saw Mr. Munoz “acting erratically” in the parking lot of a convenience store just prior to the accident.
Head-on Collision Kills Border Patrol Agent Daniel Cox, One Other
A head-on car accident outside Sells early Saturday morning killed both drivers. The collision occurred on SR-86 at milepost 128.
Raquel Rivas Killed in Tucson Car Accident
Mary-Isabelle Raquel Rivas died as a result of injuries she received in a crash between two vehicles on Saturday night. The Tucson Police Department responded to the accident scene in the 900 block of East Valencia Road at about 8:20 p.m.
Wrong Way Crash Results in Child's Death, Serious Injuries to Others
An off-duty Customs and Border Protection Officer faces multiple criminal charges after causing a wrong-way crash that took the life of a 9-year-old boy traveling with him on Friday.
Kristina Sikora Dies of Injuries from Hit-and-Run Accident
Kristina Dale Sikora died today of injuries she received on Monday night when she was struck while crossing the street.
Graciela Alanis Dies from Accident Injuries
Graciela Alanis was killed in a two-vehicle crash near the Pima County Fairgrounds late Sunday evening. Ms. Alanis was northbound on Houghton Road when her car crossed the median and struck an SUV. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Several Motorcyclists Injured During Large Group Ride in Tucson
Four members of a large group of motorcyclists were injured when their bikes collided during a ride on Interstate 10 near Tangerine Road on Saturday.
Eric Dominic Guzman Killed in Motorcycle Accident
A motorcycle accident at First Avenue and Alturas Street on Sunday night claimed the life of Erik Dominic Guzman. Mr. Guzman was riding his Yamaha YZFR1 northbound on First Avenue when a Jeep Gladiator eastbound on Alturas Street failed to yield at a stop sign. The Jeep Gladiator, driven by Daniel W. Foster, collided with the motorcycle operated by Mr. Guzman.
Clay Starr Killed in Accident with Sun Trans Bus
Clay Starr was killed in an accident with a Sun Trans bus at the intersection of Arcadia Avenue and Pima Street in Tucson on Sunday morning.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Broadway Blvd. in Tucson
A female pedestrian was struck and killed while crossing Broadway Boulevard on Thursday night. Tucson Police Department accident investigators report that the woman was crossing from the north side of East Broadway Boulevard in the 8500 block when she was struck by an eastbound Toyota Camry.
Rodney Smith Dies in Golf Cart Accident
Rodney Smith died of injuries he received when his golf cart collided with a Jeep on Monday afternoon. The accident occurred at about 4:00 p.m. near Desert Bell and Golden Desert Way. According to the Pima County Sheriff’s office, the driver of the Jeep was evaluated at the hospital.
Pedestrian Dies in Accident on Tucson's South Side
An as-yet unidentified male pedestrian was killed as he crossed a city street on Monday night. Tucson Police and Tucson Fire responded to the scene at the intersection of Campbell Avenue and Irvington Road at about 8:00 p.m.
Rollover Accident Kills One, Seriously Injures Another
A single-vehicle accident outside Vail left one person dead and another person seriously injured this morning. The rollover crash occurred in the westbound lanes of I-10 at milepost 290 between Mescal and Vail shortly before 6:00 a.m.
Thomas Sturdy Dies of Injuries Following Bicycle Accident
Thomas Sturdy, was struck by a car while riding his bicycle near Overton Road and La Cholla Boulevard in Tucson on Friday morning.
Fatal Accident on I-10 at Sunset Road Exit
Emergency responders from Northwest Fire were called to the frontage road at the Sunset Road exit on Interstate 10 this afternoon following a fatal accident. The Arizona Department of Public Safety reports that a passenger vehicle struck a parked construction vehicle.
Richard Mager Killed, Another Injured in Car Accident on Avra Valley Road
A car accident near Marana on Monday morning claimed the life of Richard Mager, age 59. The unidentified driver of the second vehicle was transported to a nearby hospital in serious condition.
Demeako Palmer Killed in Tucson Motorcycle Accident
An accident in Tucson involving a motorcycle and a Kia claimed the life of Demeako Duane Palmer on Tuesday afternoon.
Rudy DeLeon and Cesar Valenzuela Killed in Car Accident
Tucson Police report that a deadly car accident occurred in midtown early Tuesday morning. According to investigators, Rudy DeLeon and Cesar Valenzuela were westbound on Broadway Boulevard when their Acura collided with a Ford Explorer that was southbound on Tucson Boulevard.
Tiffany Marie Shaw Dies in Car Accident Caused by Impaired Driver
Tiffany Marie Shaw died from injuries she received late Friday night in a car accident near Tucson International Airport.
Tucson Car Accident Claims Life of Adeesha Williams
The Tucson Police Department has announced that a car accident on June 4th has resulted in the death of Adeesha Ebony Williams.
Fedyst Fomeche Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident
Fedyst Fomeche died from injuries he received in a collision early Wednesday morning.
Car Accident at Speedway and Craycroft Sends Two to Hospital
A car accident near Speedway Boulevard and Craycroft Road sent two people to the hospital on Tuesday afternoon. The Tucson Police Department reports that a man and a woman were injured in the two-vehicle crash.
Driver Sought in Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident
Tucson Police accident investigators are searching for the driver of a car they say struck and killed a male pedestrian on Friday night. The accident occurred near Pomona and Roger roads.
Jeffery McAllister Dies from Injuries in Tucson Motorcycle Accident, Wife Injured
Jeffery McAllister has died from injuries he suffered last week in a motorcycle accident that also injured his wife.
David Wampole Succumbs to Injuries Suffered in Motorcycle Accident
A driver speeding in a stolen car landed in jail after causing an accident that killed David Wampole and sent one other to the hospital on Wednesday evening.
Cory Troutman Dies Following Tucson Motorcycle Accident
Cory Troutman died as the result of injuries he received in a motorcycle accident on Friday night. The crash occurred at 22nd Street and Swan Road in Tucson at about 8:42 p.m.
Susan Katz Struck and Killed While Riding Bicycle in Douglas
Susan Marie Katz was fatally injured when she was struck while riding her bicycle near Double Adobe and McBride roads in Douglas this past Sunday.
Dylan Wilke Killed in Tucson Motorcycle Accident
Tucson Police report that Dylan Wilke was killed in a motorcycle accident on Sunday evening at about 9:00 p.m.
Magdi Nafeh Dies Following Motorcycle Accident in Tucson
Magdi A. Nafeh died of injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident in Tucson on March 22nd.
Nicholas Lipari Dies in Motorcycle Accident with Two Cars
An accident between a motorcycle and two cars claimed the life of Nicholas Lipari on Monday morning. The collision occurred at the intersection of Park Place Drive and Wilmot Road.
Tiffany Duarte Dies in Car Accident in Tucson
Tiffany Duarte died at the scene of a two-vehicle car accident in Tucson on Monday afternoon. The accident occurred at the intersection of Valencia Road and Country Club Road.
Father Raul Valencia Dies in Car Accident on Way to visit His Family
The pastor of Santa Monica Parish in Tucson was killed in a car accident on Interstate 19 south of Sahuarita on Friday morning. Father Raul Alberto Valencia Garcia was on his way to visit family members in his hometown of Nogales.
John Dear From Injuries Suffered in Parking Lot Accident
John Gordon Dear died Saturday from injuries he sustained in an accident nearly two weeks ago.
Suspected Impaired Teen Driver Crashes in Arivaca, Resulting in Two Fatalities and Three Injuries
A 17-year-old driver was arrested after two people died and three others were injured when their vehicle crashed as the driver attempted to evade authorities. The crash occurred Wednesday evening on a rural road about 50 miles southwest of Tucson in Arivaca.
William Woodin Killed While Riding His Motorcycle on Glenn Street in Tucson
William Woodin died as the result of injuries he received when his motorcycle collided with a car at the intersection of Treat Avenue and Glenn Street on Sunday afternoon at about 2:30. p.m.
Accident on I-10 in Marana Claims Life of Lawrence Sofaly, Injures Two Others
A vehicle traveling eastbound on I-10 crossed the median into oncoming traffic and struck two vehicles at about noon on Saturday. A passenger in the first car that was struck, Lawrence Sofaly of Hondo, Texas died of his injuries. The driver who caused the accident as well as the driver of the car carrying Mr. Sofaly were transported to a nearby hospital with injuries.
Albert Batt Killed in Wrong-Way Crash in Tucson
A wrong-way accident near I-10 and Speedway Boulevard has claimed the life of Albert Batt.
Pedestrian Geoffrey Velez Struck and Killed in Tucson
Geoffrey Velez was struck and killed early on New Year’s Day as he walked near La Cholla Boulevard and Fountains Avenue in Tucson at about 6:15 a.m.
Clayton Matheson Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Tucson
Clayton Matheson has died as a result of injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident in Tucson last Thursday. According to investigators with the Tucson Police Department, Mr. Matheson collided into the rear passenger door of a Honda Accord at Speedway Boulevard and Olsen Avenue. Mr. Matheson was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Beatrice Alvarez Hit, Killed by Suspected Drunk Driver
Gabriela Aragon has been arrested in the death of Beatrice Alvarez. According to accident investigators with the Tucson Police Department, Ms. Alvarez was crossing Ajo Way at Country Club within a crosswalk when she was hit by a vehicle driven by Ms. Aragon.
Tucson Motorcycle Accident Claims Life of Marco Sanchez
A motorcycle accident on Monday that occurred on Grant Road claimed the life of Marco Antonio Sanchez.
Pedestrian David Manriquez Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident
A hit-and-run accident near Anklam Road and Centennial Drive claimed the life of C. David Manriquez late Tuesday night. The Tucson Police Department arrived to find Mr. Manriquez lying in the street southwest of St. Mary’s Hospital. Paramedics with Tucson Fire Department quickly arrived on scene but were unable to save Mr. Manriquez.
Tucson Motorcycle Accident Claims Life of Dale Foxworthy
Tucson Police were called to the city’s north side on Wednesday evening in response to a collision between a motorcycle and an SUV. Accident investigators determined that Dale Foxworthy was riding his motorcycle southbound on North Castro Avenue. As he started to make a turn onto West Laguna Street, his bike was struck by an SUV that ran through a stop sign at the intersection.
Edward Ward Killed in Motorcycle Accident Near Tucson Mall
A collision between a motorcycle and a car near Tucson Mall on Wednesday afternoon left one man dead. Edward Ward was on his motorcycle southbound in the curb lane of Oracle Road. The as-yet unidentified driver of a Ford Escape was northbound on Oracle in the left turn lane.
John Bolgen Injured, Lisa Martinez Killed in Head-on Collision in Sierra Vista
Sierra Vista Police reported a serious head-on collision this morning on Highway 90 near Airport Road in Sierra Vista. First responders arrived at the scene to find the two vehicles nearly demolished.
Car Accident Near Amado Kills One, Injures Another
A driver is hospitalized after his car was struck by another that crossed the median and smashed into his car and two other vehicles. The tragic accident occurred on Friday evening.
Beverly Jones Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident Involving Four Vehicles
Beverly Jones died of injuries she received when her pickup truck was hit from behind at a high rate of speed on Wednesday afternoon. Tucson Police Department accident investigators report that a white Ford F-150 pickup truck was speeding eastbound on 22nd Street between Wilmot and Craycroft roads when it rear-ended a green Toyota Tundra. The Tundra, driven by Ms. Jones, spun out of control. The spinning Tundra struck a raised median and flipped over into oncoming traffic, where it was struck by two more cars.
Andrew Totten Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Tucson
A collision between a motorcycle and a car on Wednesday night claimed the life of Andrew Totten. Tucson Police Department accident investigators report that Mr. Totten was northbound on Alvernon Way in the inside lane when his motorcycle struck a Toyota Avalon that was turning onto Broadway Boulevard.
Caitlin Festerling and Paul Garcia Killed in Oro Valley Car Accident
The Oro Valley Police Department responded to a fatal car accident involving three vehicles at Shannon Road and Sahuaro Divide on Wednesday afternoon. Accident investigators determined that an Acura Integra proceeding northbound on Shannon Road was struck from behind by a Buick as the Acura turned left onto Sahuaro Divide. The impact pushed the Acura into the path of a GMC Sierra that was southbound on Shannon Road.
Two Killed When Train Strikes Vehicle Outside Marana
Two people were killed this morning when their vehicle was hit by a train outside Marana. The accident occurred near the Avra Valley exit at Interstate 10.
Driver Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident
A driver who caused an accident that sent one man to the hospital early Tuesday morning fled the scene but was apprehended shortly thereafter by authorities. Pima County Sheriff’s detectives found Kevin Wallace at his home following the crash.
Jazelle Armenta Killed in Tucson Car Accident
A popular cheerleader in a youth sports program died as the result of injuries she received in a car accident last week. Jazelle Armenta, age 7, was on her way to practice at Manzanita Park Wednesday evening when the car in which she was riding was broad-sided at the intersection of Valencia Road and Camino de la Tierra.
Elderly Couple Killed, Two Others Injured in Oro Valley Car Accident
Oro Valley Police report that a three-vehicle accident left two people dead and two more hospitalized yesterday morning. The collision occurred at the intersection of La Canada Drive and Tangerine Road.
Robyn Gmyrek Dies After Being Struck by Two Vehicles in Tucson
Robyn Gmyrek was struck and killed by two vehicles as she crossed a street on Tucson’s north side shortly after midnight Saturday morning.
Brennan Thomas Struck and Killed While Crossing Speedway in Tucson
Tucson Police and Tucson Fire were summoned to the intersection of Speedway Boulevard and Main Avenue where an SUV struck and killed a pedestrian late Monday night.
Texting Likely Cause of Car Accident that Claimed Life of Maria Gonzalez
A preliminary investigation by the Nogales Police Department indicates that driver texting may have been the cause of a head-on collision that claimed the life of Maria Gonzalez.
Justin Howell Killed in Skateboarding Accident
Justin Howell died as the result of injuries he received when he was struck by a car while riding his skateboard late Thursday night in Tucson.
Car Accident on Tucson's Eastside Injures Three, One Seriously
Three people were injured, one with injuries described as serious, following a car accident at the intersection of Speedway Boulevard and Camino Seco in Tucson.
Four Killed in Wrong Way Accident in Green Valley
Tucson residents Edith A. Munoz and two of her sons, Mario and Saul Gradillas, died when their Nissan Sentra was struck head-on by a wrong-way driver early Sunday morning. A third son, age 14, was ejected from the vehicle and survived the crash. He was air transported to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Four Killed in Head-on Crash Involving Six Vehicles
A head-on crash involving six vehicles claimed the lives of four people on I-10 northwest of Tucson on Friday.
Stephen Florio Killed in Tucson Motorcycle Accident
Stephen Florio died as the result of injuries he received in a motorcycle accident on Saturday afternoon. Tucson Police investigators report that Mr. Florio was riding his Harley-Davidson westbound on 22nd Street near Fordham Drive when a sedan pulled in front of his motorcycle from a side street.
Arianna Nicole Baca of Tucson Killed in Rollover Accident Near Flagstaff
Arianna Nicole Baca, age 18 from Tucson, 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.
Paul Costello Killed When Car Strikes Tree
Paul Costello was killed when the vehicle in which he was a passenger left the roadway and crashed into a tree just prior to midnight on Saturday night.
Hit-and-Run Accident in Tucson Leaves Pedestrian Dead
An as-yet unidentified 58-year-old man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Tucson's west side last Friday night. According to witnesses, the pedestrian was crossing Speedway Boulevard on Grande Avenue. They say he was struck by a westbound vehicle that was weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed.
Brianna Varnam Killed in Safford Car Accident
Brianna Varnam died as the result of injuries she received when her car collided with a pickup truck last Thursday evening. Emergency personnel from several agencies responded to the car accident at the intersection of Powerline Road and Stockton Road in Safford.
Carl Howard Killed While Crossing Speedway Boulevard in Tucson
Carl Howard was killed in a pedestrian accident while crossing Speedway Boulevard on Saturday night. Tucson Police were called to the scene at Speedway, just east of Pantano Road around 7:30 p.m.
Emmeal Martin Dies Following Tucson Car Accident
Emmeal Martin succumbed to injuries he sustained in a car accident last Saturday morning. Tucson Police Department accident investigators reported that a Kia Sportage SUV was traveling east on 22nd Street when the light at Alvernon turned red. The driver did not stop for the red light.
Margot Kellum Killed While Crossing Street in Tucson
Margot Kellum was struck by a vehicle as she crossed Speedway Boulevard on Monday night. She was transported to Banner University Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries a short time later.
Renee Doty Dies Following Tucson Motorcycle Accident
Renee Doty died as the result of injuries she received in a motorcycle accident on Stone Avenue on Sunday night. Ms. Doty was the passenger on the back of a motorcycle that was northbound on Stone near Limberlost Drive.
Eddie Kim Killed in Tucson Car Accident
Eddie Kim was killed when a Chrysler PT Cruiser reportedly failed to yield the right of way and struck Mr. Kim’s car broadside. The car accident occurred at Grant Road and Palo Verde Boulevard on Thursday night.
Marcus Johnson Killed When Car Crashes Into House
Marcus Johnson died when the car he was driving became airborne and struck a house in Tucson early Sunday morning.
Cathy Morales Dies in Rollover accident on I-10 in Tucson
Cathy Morales died in an accident on I-10 near Kolb Road last Friday. According to DPS accident investigators, Ms. Morales was driving an SUV westbound on I-10 when, for reasons not yet known, her vehicle crossed over into the eastbound lanes of traffic where it struck a white SUV.
Pedestrian Gabriel Ramirez Killed in Tucson Accident
Gabriel Ramirezwas killed early Saturday morning as he crossed a street near the intersection of Valencia Road and Fiesta Avenue in Tucson. Tucson Police Department accident investigators stated that a vehicle proceeding westbound on Valencia struck Mr. Ramirez.
Shirley Taylor Killed, Seven Others Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash
Shirley Taylor died as a result of injuries she received when her car was one of seven vehicles involved in a horrific accident at Flowing Wells and Wetmore on Wednesday evening. Pima County Sheriff’s Office accident investigators report that seven people were transported to hospitals for treatment of their injuries.
David Alva Killed While Riding Bicycle in Sierra Vista
David Alva was struck and killed by a van that veered off the roadway as he rode his bicycle on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Alva was riding southbound on the shoulder of Buffalo Soldier Trail near Garden Avenue when a white Dodge Caravan driven by Jared McDonald veered from the roadway and struck him.
Rose Davila Dies from Injuries in Hit-and-Run Accident
Rose Davila died Sunday from injuries she received on April 27th when she was struck by a hit-and-run driver as she crossed Speedway Boulevard. The driver of the vehicle that struck Ms. Davila is still at large. The only description of the vehicle that police have is that of a four-door sedan.
Manuel Castro Leon Run Over and Killed in Parking Lot of Tucson Auto Shop
The parking lot of an auto shop on Tucson’s south side was the site of a fatality when a patron was run over by one of the shop’s pickup trucks at about 11:30 yesterday morning. Tucson Police Department accident investigators identified the victim as Manuel Castro Leon.
Infant Killed When Ejected in Car Accident
An infant and a man were ejected from their car when it was t-boned in an accident in southwest Tucson on Tuesday. Both were transported to Banner University Medical Center by paramedics with the Tucson Fire Department. The infant later died and the man remains hospitalized in critical condition.
Motorcycle Accident Near Sierra Vista Kills David Phillips
A head-on collision on SR-92 near Sierra Vista last Friday claimed the life of David Phillips. Mr. Phillips was operating his motorcycle southbound on SR-92 when a minivan driven by Branden Puffer crossed his path while making a left turn onto Saint Andrews Drive.
Trelyn Thorns Killed in Rollover Car Accident in Tucson
Trelyn Thorns was killed when the car her mother was driving was struck by a red light runner at Broadway Boulevard and Harrison Road on Wednesday night.
Barbara Angiolini Killed While Standing on Tucson Sidewalk
Barbara Angiolini was killed when an out-of-control SUV jumped the curb of the sidewalk where she was standing outside a McDonald’s restaurant on Saturday morning.
Linda Gonzales Injured in Freak Motorcycle Accident
Linda Gonzales remains hospitalized in intensive care following a bizarre accident while riding a motorcycle driven by her fiancé, Ron Bondy. The couple was enjoying an afternoon ride near their home in the vicinity of Pantano and Irvington Roads on February 7th when the accident occurred. Near their destination, Mr. Bondy reached forward to activate a switch on the motorcycle, just as their motorcycle ran into a flat-braid rope suspended over the roadway. Ms. Gonzales took the full brunt of the force of the collision. Accident investigators reported the rope was tied to a tree on one side of the roadway and a mailbox on the other.
Frederick Sang and Mia Sannoh Killed in Crash Outside Patagonia
A head-on collision on SR-82 just outside Patagonia claimed the lives of two people Monday afternoon. Frederick Sang, II, age 66 of Patagonia, was driving his pickup truck eastbound on SR-82 when, for unknown reasons, his truck crossed the center line of the roadway and collided head-on with a westbound commercial vehicle driven by Miniatu “Mia” Renee Sannoh, of Houston, Texas. Both drivers succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident.
Kerry O'Donnell Killed when Struck by School Bus
Kerry O’Donnell was struck and killed by a school bus as she crossed a street on Thursday at about 7:00 a.m. The tragic accident occurred at the intersection of Swan and Fort Lowell.
Randy Zimmerman Killed When His SUV Collides with SUV
Randy Zimmerman was killed when his motorcycle smashed into the side of an SUV on Thursday morning. The Tucson Police Department responded to the accident at Stone Avenue and Blackridge Drive.
John Hartenbach Killed in Bicycle Accident
John Hartenbach was killed Wednesday when a car struck his bicycle as he was riding on Tucson’s northwest side. Accident investigators with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department report that Mr. Hartenbach was riding his bicycle near River and Shannon Road when he was struck.
Maria Gable and Marco Valles Killed in Rollover Accident After Tire Failure
A rollover accident on northbound Interstate 19 near the San Xavier Road exit killed Maria Concepcion and Marco Valles and sent the other passengers to Banner University Medical Center in Tucson. Accident investigators are blaming the rollover on tire failure.
Jimena Jimenez Killed While Crossing Street in Tucson
Jimena Jimenez died Saturday when she was struck by a car on 12th Avenue near Canada Street. Ms. Jimenez reportedly was crossing the street when the accident occurred.
Juanita Garcia Killed in Tucson Motorcycle Accident
Juanita Garcia died as the result of injuries she received Sunday night in an accident on South Nogales Highway. Ms. Garcia was the passenger on a motorcycle that collided with a truck.
Leonard Green Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident
Leonard Green was killed by a hit-and-run driver as he sat on a bench waiting for the bus last Wednesday night. A woman also was injured. Tucson Police arrested Ruben Aulbert Lemon on Saturday night at a residence in the 100 block of East Pastime Road. Lemon is charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death. Other charges may be added later.
Fatal Accident Involving Multiple Vehicles Closes Westbound I-10
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.
Mihir Dixit Killed in Car Accident on Oracle Road in Tucson
Officers with the Tucson Police Department responded to the scene of a single-vehicle accident on Oracle Road and Auto Mall Drive at about 11:45 p.m. on Saturday. Mihir Dixit was one of three occupants in the car driven by Anthony Hall, age 18. Mr. Dixit was found deceased in the rear seat. An adult female in the front seat was seriously injured, yet is expected to recover.
Hannah Parkhurst Dies After Crash Caused by Impaired Driver
Last week, I wrote about a series of hit-and-run collisions on July 27th that left Hannah Parkhurst, age 21, in a coma. Regrettably, Ms. Parkhurst passed away yesterday at Banner University Medical Center - Tucson.
Hannah Parkhurst Seriously Injured in Car Accident
An alleged impaired driver caused six hit-and-run accidents on Tucson’s east side last Thursday. Hannah Parkhurst, the victim of the sixth accident, remains hospitalized in a coma.
Pedestrian Death Sparks Plans for Sidewalks and Crossing Beacon
A hit-and-run accident on Oracle Road on Monday morning resulted in the death of an as-yet unidentified man. The pedestrian was walking south in an outside lane near the intersection of Oracle and Las Lomitas Roads around 12:45 a.m. when he was struck, first by a pickup truck and then by a van. Neither vehicle stopped to render aid. Tragically, the pedestrian died at the scene.
Arrest Made in Hit-and-Run Accident on Golf Links Road
A man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries as the result of a hit-and-run accident Saturday evening at about 6:00 p.m.
Jonathan Breault Killed, Two Others Injured in Four-Vehicle Accident
An accident caused by a red-light runner left one person dead and another in critical condition. The four vehicle crash occurred on Saturday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Pima Street and Craycroft Road.
Steve Prophet of Pima Seriously Injured in Rollover Accident
Steve Prophet was seriously injured when the car in which he was a passenger left the roadway and overturned on Monday afternoon. The accident occurred near First Avenue and Golf Course Road in Thatcher.
Rafiq Oulebsir Dies Following Hit-and-Run Accident
Early in the morning of June 10th, Rafiq Oulebsir was struck by a driver who then fled the scene near Speedway and Third Avenue.
Billy Cox and Michael Holguin Struck by SUV
Billy Cox and Michael Holguin were killed after being struck by an SUV driven by their friend.
Woman Struck by Tucson City Bus
A woman is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being struck by the rear tire of a city bus as it pulled away from the curb Saturday night. First Avenue remains closed at Grant Road while the Tucson Police Department investigates the accident.
Sarah Ottley Killed in Montana Car Accident
Sarah Ottley of Tucson was killed Thursday night in acar accident on Interstate 90 just outside Clinton, Montana.
Oswaldo Lopez Killed in Tucson Motorcycle Accident
Oswaldo Lopez died of injuries he received when his motorcycle was struck by a car at the intersection of Campbell and the Benson Highway in Tucson on Thursday.
Andrew Franklin and Toya Franklin Killed in Motorcycle Accident
A motorcycle accident near Benson has claimed the lives of Andrew Franklin and Toya Franklin.
Socorro Sotello Killed in Accident on I-10 Near Benson
Accident investigators with the Arizona Department of Public Safety report that Socorro Sotello was killed in a crash on Interstate 10 outside Benson.
Fatal Rollover Accident on Euclid Avenue and 1st Avenue
A driver has died after hitting a curb and rolling his vehicle early Tuesday morning. The tragic accident occurred where First Avenue turns into Euclid. The driver and his passenger were transported to a nearby hospital. The driver died shortly afterwards. The condition of his passenger is not yet known.
Guthrie Moreno Struck and Killed While Crossing Street
Guthrie Moreno was struck and killed Friday as he crossed Craycroft Road just north of the intersection at 29th Street. Tucson Police Department accident investigators report that Mr. Moreno was struck by a GMC Suburban traveling northbound in the curb lane of Craycroft Road as the driver passed through the intersection on a green light.
Tucson City Council Bans Cell Phone Use While Driving
On a 5-2 vote, the Tucson City Council has enacted a new ordinance that forbids the use of hand-held devices while driving. The ban goes into effect on May 1, 2017.
Conrad Alfonso Iacono Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver
Conrad Alfonso Iacono II was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Saturday night as he crossed Grant Road near Palo Verde. When Tucson Police Department officers arrived, two citizens were performing CPR on Mr. Iacono. He was transported to Banner University Medical Center where he died from his injuries.
Roger Gonzalez-McDaniel Killed in Intersection Accident
Roger Gonzalez-McDaniel died Friday after his motorcycle struck a car making a turn onto Mission Road in the Silverlake area. Mr. Gonzalez-McDaniel was transported to a hospital where he passed away.
Three People Killed in Accident on Highway 90 Bypass
Three people died in a horrific head-on accident when two vehicles collided on the Highway 90 bypass on March 7th around 1:00 p.m. Sierra Vista Police Department accident investigators report that Pedro Penalver and Maria Del Carmen Rouco-Machin were in a 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck that collided with a 2005 Mitsubishi SUV driven by Timothy David Straight.
Daniel Cox and Pearle Perl Killed in motorcycle Accident
Daniel Cox and Pearle Perl died Wednesday when their motorcycle was struck by a truck as they passed through the intersection at Golf Links Road and Wilmot in Tucson.
Nathan Elam, Raelene Elam and Children in Critical Condition Following Car Accident
Nathan Elam, Raelene Elam and their two children remained hospitalized in critical condition afternoon after their SUV smashed into the back end of a construction truck near Pima Mine Road. Southbound lanes of Interstate 19 were closed while Arizona Department of Public Safety accident investigators worked to determine the cause of the accident.
Jose Javier Barajas-Barron Killed in Tucson Truck Accident
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.
David Martinez-Campa Arrested in Hit-and-Run Death of Michael Hartman
On Friday, I wrote about the hit-and-run collision that killed Michael Hartman. Mr. Hartman was riding his skateboard near the intersection of Swan and Valencia when he was hit by a vehicle that then fled the scene of the crash. Officers with the Pima County Sheriff's Office arrested David Martinez-Campa on Monday and charged him in connection with the hit-and-run accident.
Accident on U.S. 70 Seriously Injures Allison Lopez
Allison Lopez was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon when she was ejected from her SUV after it was struck and rolled, finally coming to rest on its roof. Ms. Lopez was driving east on U.S. 70 when Anthony Bejarano failed to yield at the intersection of U.S. 70 and Montierth Lane.
Michael Hartman Killed While Riding SKateboard in Hit-and-Run Crash
The Pima County Sheriff's Office announced today that Michael Hartman has passed away following a hit-and-run crash on February 1st. Mr. Hartman was riding his skateboard near the intersection of Swan and Valencia roads when he was hit by a vehicle. The driver of that vehicle then fled the scene of the crash.
Jose Manuel Quero Killed in Crosswalk by Taxi Driver
Jose Manuel Quero was killed while crossing the street in a crosswalk near Irvington Road and 12th Avenue in Tucson. Mr. Quero was hit by a taxi cab whose driver "exhibited signs and symptoms of impairment."
Nelson Begay Six Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident in Tucson
Nelson Begay Six was struck and killed as he crossed Speedway Boulevard near Swan Road in Tucson on Thursday night. Alexander Newton was arrested on a felony charge of failure to remain at the scene of a fatal accident.
Jorge Luis Romo Killed in Collision on New Mexico Highway
Jorge Luis Romo of Tucson was killed Tuesday when a vehicle turned in front of him on U.S. Highway 62 in Lea County. Police accident investigators report that Pedro Ponce-Cross of Hobbs failed to yield to Mr. Romo as he made the turn.
Anthony Zangara Killed in Head-on Collision
Anthony Zangara was killed on Thursday when his Scion crossed the center line of South Camino Loma Alta and collided head-on with a Sahuarita police cruiser.
Mother and Daughter Killed in Multi-Vehicle Accident in Tucson
Seven vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction accident on westbound Interstate 10 that left three people dead Tuesday morning. Traffic was stopped between Prince and Ruthrauff Roads. Abril Castillo died at the scene. Her 12 year old daughter, Luisa, died later at the hospital, as did Tina Totty of Rio Rico.
Seven Vehicle Crash in Tucson Kills Three People
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.
Julian zepeda Killed in Rollover Accident
Julian Zepeda died in a single-vehicle rollover accident yesterday. According to a report from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Mr. Zepeda was traveling westbound on Interstate 10 when he lost control of the pickup truck he was driving. It hit the median and rolled several times. Mr. Zepeda was ejected from the vehicle.
Christopher Campbell Killed in Tucson Motorcycle Accident
Christopher Campbell was killed Saturday night when his motorcycle collided with a 2006 Saturn. Accident investigators determined that Mr. Campbell was eastbound on Pima in the inside lane between North Wilmot and North Craycroft roads. His motorcycle struck the passenger side of the Saturn as it turned left onto Sahuaro Road.
Couple's High-Speed Chase Ends in Fatality
A violent domestic dispute turned deadly when a wife in an SUV pursued her husband at high speeds until he crashed his motorcycle into a lamp post, killing him instantly. Jennie Jones-Hurdlow and her husband, Brian E. Hurdlow, were embroiled in a domestic dispute that began Saturday evening. The argument continued through late Sunday morning as Brian left their house for a trip to the nearby convenience store. Jones-Hurdlow followed him in her SUV.
Rollover Near Sells Leaves 2 Dead, 3 Injured
Tohono O’odham police are investigating a rollover accident that occurred on the San Xavier Reservation Wednesday around 2:00 p.m. Accident investigators report that there were six occupants in the vehicle. Two died at the scene and three were transported to hospitals for treatment of various injuries. Police accident investigators have not released the identities of any of the victims.
Border Patrol Agent Manuel Alvarez Killed in motorcycle Accident
Manuel Alvarez was killed when he collided with another agent as they patrolled Arizona’s southern border last Friday morning. According to Border Patrol Chief Paul A. Beeson, Mr. Alvarez was a 13-year veteran of the Casa Grande Station of the Tucson Sector.
Man and Woman Killed in Car Accident on Golf Links Road in Tucson
A man and woman are dead following an accident Thursday afternoon on Tucson’s south side. Gold Links Road was closed between Aviation Parkway and Ajo Way for more than seven hours as officials continued their investigation.
Eliazar Borquez Dies in Shuttle Van Crash
A shuttle van traveling from Tucson to Nogales crashed Tuesday morning, killing one passenger and sending four others to the hospital. The deceased is identified as Eliazar Borquez, age 83 of Tucson. The Arizona Department of Public Safety has not yet released the names of the injured.
Rodrigo Ortega Saldate Killed in Motorcycle Crash
Rodrigo Saldate died of injuries he received in a crash Wednesday morning around 6:00 a.m. Mr. Saldate was riding his three-wheeled Can-Am Spyder motorcycle westbound on Speedway Boulevard when an eastbound Ford Transit van turned left onto Main Avenue in front of him.
Eunice Helen Ortega Struck By Truck
Eunice Helen Ortega was killed Monday night as she crossed Valencia Road just west of Interstate 19. A Dodge pickup truck was westbound on Valencia Road when it struck Ms. Ortega.
Michael Robert Killed in Motorcycle Crash
Michael Robert was killed Tuesday night just outside Marana when his motorcycle was struck by a truck towing a trailer. Mr. Robert was traveling southbound on Trico Road when a westbound truck driven by David Huntley ran through an intersection stop sign.
Malinda Becker Killed While Crossing Benson Highway
Malinda Becker was killed Tuesday night as she walked across the Benson Highway just west of the South Palo Verde Road intersection. Cochise County Sheriff’s Office accident investigators report that the driver of the westbound car that struck her remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
Denver Greenberg Killed While Riding His Scooter
Denver Greenberg was hit and killed by a pickup truck while riding his push scooter on an early evening walk around the neighborhood with his father and brother following him. Denver entered an unmarked crosswalk just as a truck turned left onto Banbridge Street.
Tyler Woelfersheim Killed in Green Valley Motorcycle Crash
Tyler Woelfersheim was killed Thursday evening in Green Valley when his motorcycle was struck by a car making a left-hand turn. Pima County Sheriff’s Department accident investigators report that Mr. Woelfersheim was westbound on Continental at about 7:40 p.m. The driver of an eastbound car turned north onto Abrego Drive, into the path of Mr. Woelfersheim’s motorcycle.
Madisyn Bertsch and Travis Childress Killed, Another Injured in THree-Vehicle Collision
Travis Childress and Madisyn Bertsch were killed Saturday morning in a horrific car crash. The tragic incident closed Golf Links Road in both directions between Sahuara Avenue and Craycroft Road. Both young people were students at Cienega High School in the Vail Unified School District. Travis was scheduled to graduate with his twin brother, Wyatt, in two weeks. The young men had just lost their father earlier this year.
Juan Manuel Mosqueira Dies in Motorcycle Crash
Juan Manuel Mosqueira died Tuesday morning when his motorcycle collided with a Peterbilt garbage truck. The accident occurred around 8:00 a.m. near Valencia and Country Club Roads. Bystanders rendered first aid until Tucson Fire Department paramedics arrived. In spite of their efforts, Mr. Mosqueira succumbed to his injuries.
Teresita Glazier Killed in Crash on Tucson's East Side
Teresita L. Glazier died Saturday night when her 2012 Ford Mustang was t-boned at the intersection of South Harrison Road and East Pikes Peak Drive. Accident investigators with the Tucson Police Department concluded that a 2016 Nissan Altima was traveling at a high rate of speed on south Harrison Road about 10:20 p.m. As the Altima crossed Pikes Peak Drive, it collided with the driver’s side of Ms. Glazier’s 2012 Mustang.
Julie Begin Killed in Crash on SR-77
Julie Begin was killed and Jennifer Ortiz injured after their vehicles collided Friday morning at the intersection of SR-77 and Orange Grove Boulevard in Tucson. According to accident investigators with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Ms. Begin was attempting a left turn from SR-77 as another vehicle was approaching from the northbound lanes of SR-77. Their vehicles collided and the impact forced Ms. Begin's vehicle into a utility pole.
Andrew Ingargiola Killed in Collision with Wrong-Way Driver
Andrew Ingargiola of Tucson was killed early Saturday morning when his vehicle was struck by a car driven by Stephanie Perez, also of Tucson. Ms. Perez also died in the crash. The tragic collision occurred on eastbound Interstate 10. Ms. Perez reportedly was driving westbound at about 4:00 a.m.
Charles Smith Seriously Injured in Construction Site Accident
Charles Smith sustained severe head injuries Friday morning when a half-ton Ford pickup truck backed into him. Mr. Smith was working at the time. The vehicle that backed into him is company-owned. Mr. Smith was airlifted to University Medical Center in Tucson. There is currently no further work about his condition.
Patricia Lyon-Surrey Killed While Bicycling in Catalina Foothills
Patricia Lyon-Surrey was struck and killed late Sunday morning while bicycling in the westbound designated bicycle lane on Sunrise Drive. A vehicle driven by James Jacobson, age 89, struck her as he merged into traffic from Skyline Drive.
Geoffrey Loy Dies in Skydiving Mishap
A skydiver from Boulder, Colorado jumping at the Skydive Arizona facility in Eloy died when his parachute appeared to collapse shortly before his landing. Geoffrey Loy was pronounced dead at the scene. He had 12 years experience with more than 500 jumps.
Donald Baker and Dawn Hunter Die in Plane Crash in Rural Utah
Commercial real-estate developer Donald Baker and his wife, Dawn Hunter, died when their twin engine Cessna reportedly had a mechanical problem and nose-dived to the ground in a snow-covered field outside Cedar Fort, Utah. The couple had filed a flight plan at Salt Lake City International Airport listing their destination as their home in Tucson, Arizona.
Michael Navarro Injured in Motorcycle Accident on Dangerous Highway
Michael Navarro was hospitalized Sunday after his motorcycle crashed on State Route 83 near Elgin-Canelo. Mr. Navarro was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
Michael Anthony Bogaert Killed in Single-Vehicle Rollover Accident
Michael Anthony Van Bogaert died Thursday night after he was ejected from a pickup truck in which the driver lost control, eventually causing the vehicle to roll. Mr. Van Bogaert was the only passenger in the truck at the time of the tragic incident.
Asha Namagara Dies from Car Accident Injuries
Asha Namagara, age two, has died from injuries she received in a two-car crash on Thursday at Valencia and South Palo Verde. Asha was transported to Banner University Medical Center, where she later died.
Pima County Death Tied to Tainted Cucumbers
The Pima County Health Department reported today that a woman hospitalized for an illness caused by cucumbers contaminated with Salmonella has died. This marks the third death to the outbreak, which has sickened at least 418 people in 31 states.
Alyssa Belder and Four Other UofA Students Struck by Alleged Drunk Driver
Alyssa Belder and four other University of Arizona students were hit Saturday night in a crosswalk at 5th Street and Euclid. The driver of the car, 45 year old Gerald Tyler, fled the scene of the collision, and later turned himself in to Tucson Police accident investigators. It has been reported that Tyler allegedly was drunk at the time of the incident.
Robin Rawlings Killed in Motorcycle Collision
Robin Rawlings was killed Sunday evening when a car driven by Alyssa Franks failed to yield from a private driveway and struck Ms. Rawlings’ motorcycle. The tragic incident occurred on Orange Grove Road near La Cañada.
James Lopez-Lewis Killed, Jessa Lynn Lopez-Lewis Injured in Collision with School Bus
James Lopez-Lewis was killed Friday morning when his pick-up truck collided with a Sierra Vista Unified School District bus at Highway 92 and Paloma Trail. James’ sister, Jessa Lynn Lopez-Lewis, was injured in the tragic accident. She was transported to Banner University Medical Center in Tucson for treatment of her injuries.
Amy Hill Dies from Motorcycle Crash Injuries that Occurred in May
Amy Hill of Sahuarita died early Friday as a result of injuries she received on May 3rd when her motorcycle was struck from behind by Scott Woodington on Sahuarita Road.
Tucson Police Officer Isaac Rosario Killed in Three Vehicle Crash
Isaac Rosario was killed Saturday afternoon when his vehicle was struck by a SUV that was out-of-control after striking two light poles and crossing the Grand Avenue median near Missouri Avenue. The driver of the SUV has been identified as 36 year old Steven Mendez of Scottsdale. He, too, died from injuries he received in the crash.
Martin Verdugo, Sheyla Verlarde, Alexandra Lara and Unborn Child Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident
Martin Verdugo, Sheyla Verlarde, Alexandra Lara and Ms. Lara’s unborn child were killed early Monday morning when the vehicle in which they were riding crashed into a palm tree in the median of the street on which they were traveling.
Guadalupe Perez Martinez Killed in Car-Pedestrian Accident
Guadalupe Perez Martinez was hit by a car Wednesday night on 22nd Street as he was crossing it near Osborne Avenue. He was transported to Banner University Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, but died shortly after arrival at the hospital.
Miguel Silva Dies Following Bicycle-Truck Accident
Miguel Silva died last Thursday, possibly as a result of injuries he received five days earlier when his bicycle was struck by a pick-up truck. Mr. Silva was riding eastbound on Broadway. As he entered the intersection of Alvernon on a green light, he was hit by the truck driven by an as yet unidentified 69 year-old man. The truck driver turned in front of Mr. Silva, causing the accident.
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