Mesa, AZ – UPDATE: Deadly Crash Kills Two at Reckler Rd & University Dr

Mesa, AZ – UPDATE: Deadly Crash Kills Two at Reckler Rd & University Dr

Mesa, AZ (August 2, 2019) – More details have been released after a deadly car accident on Mesa on Wednesday night, July 31st.

According to Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, 32-year-old Heriberto Escerre-Vaal and his cousin, 23-year-old Eulayo Cesar Mendivil, were killed in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Recker Road and University Drive around 9:40 p.m. A Ford Explorer driven by 58-year-old Brenda Cleeves ran a red light while traveling southbound on Recker Road, hitting the victims’ passenger car, which was headed eastbound on University Drive.

Escerre-Vaal and Cesar Mendivil were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Cleeves’ condition is still unclear, but MCSO says they called in a Drug Recognition Expert to the scene and are awaiting test results to find out if Cleeves had drugs in her system at the time of the accident.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Heriberto Escerre-Vaal and Eulayo Cesar Mendivil at this time.

Deadly Accidents in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Transportation says that nearly 55,000 accidents, more than 35,000 accident injuries and more than 1,000 fatalities happened across the state in 2018. Arizona saw a three-year high in fatalities and injuries from wrecks in 2017, with the majority of these accidents involving more than one vehicle.

From costly medical expenses and critical long-term injuries to even job loss or death, victims and their families may suffer tragic consequences after a wreck. But those affected can contact a Phoenix car accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek fair compensation from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

Our car accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families. Even minor collisions can cause stress, hassle, and emotional or physical harm in the long term. Contact our skilled auto accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation today and learn more about your options.

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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.