Sacaton, AZ (September 10, 2019) – Around 2:13 p.m. on Thursday, police responded to the scene of a fatal truck crash that took place on State Route 87.
The accident, according to police, took place when a 58-year-old man from Casa Grande was in a van and collided with a semi-truck. He was later identified as John Fillion.
The accident took place on SR-87 at the intersection of State Route 187. A van entered into the intersection, where it was suddenly struck by a semi-truck traveling south in the other direction.
Fillion was identified as the driver of the van. He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene by a coroner.
The driver of the semi did not sustain injuries.
The intersection was closed down for approximately two hours, according to reports by the Arizona Department of Transportation. However, the highway reopened around 4:40 p.m.
The investigation into the accident continues at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
In 2012, near 12,500 truck and bus accidents took place, with 97 of these leading to fatalities in Arizona alone. An astounding 2,728 ended with injuries as well, making these some of the most catastrophic and dangerous accidents on our roads. Because of the sheer size of trucks, these accidents are prone to causing serious harm to parties involved. If you have lost a loved one in one of these accidents, it is a good idea to speak with an Arizona wrongful death attorney about your options moving forward.
At ELG Law, our attorneys have helped many families in need after a loved one has been taken from them prematurely in an unexpected accident. After one of these accidents, you deserve reimbursement for aspects like lost wages, medical bills, funeral costs, and more. Luckily, you never have to stand alone. Please reach out to us for the help you deserve at (623) 562-3838.
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