Complete Arizona accident reports and news.

Date: 
Fri, 08/29/2014

According to Phoenix police, a collision between a car and a train in west Phoenix Friday afternoon left a driver with minor injuries. The woman's car, a gray Ford Fiesta, was totaled in the collision, and the train had only minor damage.

Date: 
Sun, 08/24/2014

A man wanted by police on domestic violence charges died when he traveled the wrong way on Interstate 10 and slammed head-on into a semitrailer. The victim's name hasn't been released yet. No information was available on the condition of the truck driver.

Date: 
Thu, 08/07/2014

Authorities say a family from California and a 3-year child were killed in a head-on collision on Interstate 40 east of Flagstaff.

Arizona Department of Transportation officials on Thursday identified 23-year-old Michelle Bernadet Yaeger, 66-year-old Bruce William Yaeger and 68-year-old Elna G. Yaeger among four victims who died at the crash scene.

The Canoga Park, California family was traveling about 15 miles east of Flagstaff.

ADOT spokesman Raul Garcia says 3-year-old Kyler Lee Jensen was one of four Winslow family members in the other car and died at the scene.

Date: 
Sat, 07/19/2014

Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a small plane to crash in Mohave County, killing two brothers on board.

Mohave County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Trish Carter said the pilot, Daulton Rey Whatcott, 19, was flying with his brother, Jaxon McKee Whatcott, 16, from Bountiful, UT to Mesquite, NV.

The 1969 Cessna 172k fixed-wing single engine went down about 150 feet south of Interstate 15 in Littlefield, near the Utah border about 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Deputies confirmed the brothers did not survive the crash. They're from Clinton City, UT.

Date: 
Thu, 07/17/2014

A suspected drunken driver is in custody after police said he struck and killed a pedestrian crossing a Phoenix roadway mid-block and then sped away.

The driver, later identified as Vernon Traylor, 66, was heading southbound in the area of 1800 N. 32nd Street just before 9 p.m. Friday, Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos said.

Traylor hit 53-year-old Ruben Jimenez Solis, Martos said. Solis initially stopped at the scene but when police arrived, he accelerated and sped away.

Witnesses were able to provide officers with information that resulted in the suspect's arrest.

Date: 
Thu, 06/19/2014
City: 
Page, AZ

A South Carolina man and a teenager were killed in a plane crash near Page, AZ.

The pilot has been identified as Mike Trotter, 47, and the passenger is Dakota Jacks. Jacks was a family friend.

A crew with the Arizona wing of the Civil Air Patrol has located what is believed to be the wreckage of a plane that vanished after departing from the airport in Page, AZ, on Friday.

An FAA representative told CBS5 the fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft was heading to Anderson, SC. It was a Mooney M20B, and was reported missing on Saturday.

Date: 
Fri, 06/06/2014

A Phoenix man is dead after his SUV was rear ended by another vehicle overnight in Phoenix.

Police spokesman Officer James Holmes said 47-year-old Christopher James Kutcher died after the SUV he was driving was hit from behind by a drunk driver.

Holmes said around 1:30 a.m. a 33-year-old Michelle Nicole Ayers was driving a Chevy Blazer in the eastbound lanes of Cactus Road near 40th Street when it collided with the rear end of a Ford Expedition that was traveling in the same direction.

Date: 
Fri, 06/06/2014

A bicyclist is dead after the man fell into a Phoenix roadway and struck the side of a tractor-trailer Saturday afternoon.

The victim, Rubin Pina Herrera, 57, was on a sidewalk near Buckeye Road and 24th Avenue at around 4 p.m.

The man swerved to avoid striking a telephone pole, lost control of the bicycle, fell into the roadway and struck the side of the truck that had been traveling west on Buckeye in the curb lane, said Phoenix police spokesman Officer James Holmes.

Date: 
Fri, 06/06/2014

Phoenix police have identified the bicyclist who died Saturday after crashing into a semi-truck.

Rubina Pina Herrara, 57, was riding his bike west on the north sidewalk of Buckeye Road near 24th Avenue about 4 p.m. when he swerved to avoid a light pole and lost control of his bike, Phoenix Police Department spokesman Officer James Holmes said. He fell into the road and hit the side of the semi-truck, which had been driving in the curb lane.

Herrara suffered serious head trauma and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, Holmes said.

Date: 
Wed, 06/04/2014

A 58-year-old man has died after he allegedly rolled through a stop sign at North 35th Avenue and collided with another vehicle.

Alejandro Arturo Montes was headed eastbound on West Monte Vista Road about 6 p.m. Thursday when he failed to stop or yield at the sign posted on 35th Avenue, Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson said.

Montes' vehicle crashed into a Toyota 4Runner, which was headed southbound. Then a blue or black van collided into Montes' vehicle. The van fled the scene and was not located, Thompson said.

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