Tag - Fatal Car Crashes in Arizona

Chandler, AZ – Fatality Reported in Multi-Car Crash on I-10 at Casa Blanca Rd

Chandler, AZ (March 5, 2020) – Investigators are trying to piece together the moments leading up to a deadly crash on Interstate 10, just south of Phoenix. According to officers from the Chandler Police Department, the crash happened early Wednesday afternoon in the westbound lanes near Casa Blanca Road, about 25 minutes south of downtown Chandler. Details were not immediately available but the freeway was shut down for hours. Chandler EMTs were also at the scene and transported at least [...]

Tucson, AZ – 2 Victims Killed in 2-Car Crash at Magee Rd Near Paseo del Norte

Tucson, AZ (March 2, 2020) – Two people died Saturday night after a two-vehicle crash that occurred in Tucson Officers from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department said that deputies responded to a call around 11:00 p.m. on Saturday. Per authorities, a vehicle traveling eastbound on Magee Road collided in the intersection of Magee Road and Paseo del Norte with an SUV traveling westbound. The two passengers in the SUV, Luanna Encinas, 24, and Priscilla Tamez, 41, were both declared dead [...]

Queen Creek, AZ – Man Killed in 2-Car Crash at Ironwood Rd & Pima Rd

Queen Creek, AZ (February 27, 2020) – One man is dead after a two-vehicle crash that occurred in Queen Creek on Thursday afternoon. Officers from the local police department, the wreck happened at Ironwood Road and Pima Road just before 3:00 p.m. The man who died was the only person in his car, and the second vehicle was a van that had a woman and two children inside. The woman and two children sustained minor injuries but didn’t need to go [...]

Safford, AZ – 3 Students Killed in Rollover Crash on US 70 Near Globe

Safford, AZ (February 22, 2020) – Officials with the Arizona Department of Public Safety are investigating a deadly rollover crash involving an Eastern Arizona College van. According to DPS, the crash happened just after 10:00 p.m. on Friday. The incident shut down both directions of the U.S. 70 at milepost 327, just east of Globe. Authorities say that the crash happened when the van was traveling eastbound and crossed over into the westbound lane–leaving the roadway and rolling over. The [...]

Tempe, AZ – Jose Gonzales Killed in 4-Car Crash at 48th St & Southern Ave

Tempe, AZ (February 5, 2020) – A crash involving multiple vehicles left one man dead in Tempe on Wednesday afternoon.  According to Sgt. Mercedes Fortune from the Phoenix Police Department, the crash happened around 4:30 p.m. near 48th Street and Southern Avenue. Fortune said a car was making a left turn from a business when it collided with another car heading eastbound on Southern Avenue. The impact from that crash caused one of those cars to hit two additional vehicles [...]

Pima County, AZ – 2 Killed in Car Crash at Border Near Arivaca Sasabe Rd

Pima County, AZ (January 31, 2020) – Two people have died and three others are injured after an accident near the Mexico border in southern Arizona on Wednesday. Officials said that U.S. Border Patrol attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Arivaca Sasabe Road, but the driver failed to stop and crashed shortly after. According to a release from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, Constantino Bautista Cruz, 37, and Efrain Medrano-Morales, 28, both died in the accident. Police arrested a [...]

Scottsdale, AZ – Fatality Reported in Car Crash at L-101 & Indian School Rd

Scottsdale, AZ (January 19, 2020) – A person has died after a car crash occurred on Sunday night near Loop 101. Authorities from the Scottsdale Police Department say that the accident happened near the Loop 101 Freeway and Indian School Road around 5:00 p.m. When police officers arrived at the crash site, they found a man who was seriously injured at the scene. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries.  The investigation into the accident [...]

What You Can Learn from Arizona Auto Accident Statistics

As many as 127,000 crashes occurred last year in Arizona. This means that of the five million licensed drivers in the state, individuals have more than a one in 20 chance of getting into an accident annually. Once you’re in a collision, you have a one percent chance of being in a fatal crash.  Arizona drivers should always be cautious, and by looking at where and how crashes most commonly occur, they can raise their chances of never being [...]

Glendale, AZ – Cristian Ramos Killed in Car Accident at 51st Ave & Peoria Ave

Glendale, AZ (November 11, 2019) – A man is dead and a woman has been arrested after a serious crash Sunday night in Glendale. According to officials from the Glendale Police Department, the accident happened on 51st Avenue, just south of Peoria Avenue, around 8:50 p.m. The driver, later identified as 24-year-old Evangelina Elizabeth Lara, was passing vehicles at a high rate of speed when she lost control, causing her to hit a residential block wall. The male passenger, identified as [...]

Gilbert, AZ – Teenage Boy Killed in Car Crash on Soboda St

Gilbert, AZ (October 14, 2019) – A teenage boy has died after a serious car accident over the weekend, per a report released by Gilbert police. The Gilbert Police Department is still investigating the incident, which occurred Saturday night on Soboda Street, just west of Recker Road and Queen Creek Road. Officials say that a 16-year-old boy was driving a 2002 Toyota Corolla and was attempting to make a left turn when he was struck by a 42-year-old man driving [...]