Phoenix, AZ (June 28, 2019) – A deadly auto accident occurred late Thursday night, killing one person.
A vehicle crashed into a canal near 35th Avenue and Durango Street after 11:00 p.m. Phoenix Fire Department officials say they were called out to the scene to assist with the vehicle.
According to police, the vehicle reportedly crashed through the intersection, rolled and landed in the water. Both firefighters and the driver of the vehicle made it out of the water safely; however, officials confirmed the presence of another occupant in the car, an adult woman, and her body was recovered.
Police say the 26-year-old male driver was impaired and was not cooperating with investigators. Police say he will be booked into jail on a second-degree murder charge.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the victim of this auto accident and their family.
Fatalities from auto accidents are on the rise across Arizona. According to a recent Arizona Department of Transportation report, the state has seen a steady increase in fatalities from auto accidents year over year. Now that summer is here, more traffic is on the roads, meaning more dangerous auto accidents for vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians.
These dangerous auto accidents can cause tragic, unforeseen consequences for victims and their families. But victims can contact an auto accident attorney in Phoenix for help, and in some cases, auto accident attorneys can help victims and families get justice and fair compensation.
Our knowledgeable auto accident attorneys at Escamilla Law Group, PLLC have years of experience in helping victims and their families. Contact our auto accident attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona, at (623) 562-3838 and schedule a free consultation today to learn more.
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