Nogales, AZ (June 18, 2019) – A woman was killed and two others injured in a head-on collision that took place on Mariposa Road.
The victim has since been identified by police as 43-year-old Maria Gonzalez. She was originally airlifted to the Banner University Medical Center due to severe trauma but then passed away while there.
The accident took place around 6:56 a.m. on June 14th. Police have confirmed that a maroon Hyundai and a silver Ford Expedition collided with one another on Mariposa Road. Police believe that the driver of the Ford had been texting or otherwise distracted when his SUV crossed the median and went into the other lane of traffic. This led to the head-on collision.
The driver of the Ford was taken into custody and was not injured. The other two occupants in the Hyundai were hospitalized. Police say that Gonzalez had been driving the vehicle at the time.
The roadway was closed for some time but was reopened within hours. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time.
Head-on collisions are known for being some of the most dangerous accidents that take place on our roads and Arizona is no stranger to them. In fact, according to recent statistics, head-on collisions account for at least 10% of driving fatalities across the country. Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences that you will ever endure in your life, and we understand that you are suffering on massive levels after your loved one’s accident. Our wrongful death attorneys are here to assist you in the midst of your claim.
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