2021

October 11, 2021 in

Yuma doctor, UPS driver killed after plane crashes into homes near San Diego

SANTEE, CA - A small plane crashed in a densely populated San Diego suburb Monday, killing two people, including a UPS driver and an Arizona physician, and leaving a trail of destruction that sent neighbors scrambling to save neighbors. At least two others were injured. Neighbors described the dramatic rescue of a retired couple...
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October 7, 2021 in

2 dead, 8 injured following fiery 7-car crash along I-10 near Casa Grande

CASA GRANDE, AZ - Two people died in a seven-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 near milepost 188 in Casa Grande on Wednesday, according to the Arizona Dept. of Transportation on October 6th, 2021. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, a commercial truck crossed the median and into oncoming traffic. The truck then hit two other...
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October 5, 2021 in

Volvo to recall 460,769 cars worldwide over airbag rupture fatality

The problem occurs when the airbag is activated because of a crash. Fragments of the inflator inside the airbag may, in certain cases, project out and in the worst-case strike an occupant, potentially resulting in serious injury or death, the company told U.S. safety regulators. Geely-owned Volvo, which recently confirmed plans to go public,...
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July 6, 2021 in

Family remembers mother, five kids who died after semi rear-ends their car

TONOPAH, AZ - Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers say a sixth person has died after a tractor-trailer hit a car, which burst into flames west of Tonopah along Interstate 10 Friday, July 2nd, 2021. Delbridge said witnesses told their family that the Michigan native was changing a friend's flat tire on the side...
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June 20, 2021 in

7 hospitalized after truck runs over bicyclist group in Show Low; suspect shot

SHOWLOW, AZ - Seven people have been seriously injured after being run over by a truck in Show Low, officials confirmed Saturday morning on June 19, 2021. Police say a black Ford truck had hit multiple bicyclists in front of the Horne Auto Collision Center during the city's 13th annual Bike the Bluff Arizona State...
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June 11, 2021 in

Peoria girl covered in 2nd and 3rd degree burns after grill fire

PEORIA, AZ - A young girl is in the burn unit after a propane tank exploded at a family pool party. Isla Cook has second and third-degree burns on more than 46% of her body. She is known for her acrobatic skills as a gymnast. Now she's confined to a hospital bed. "Life can...
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June 11, 2021 in

Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run in Chandler; driver arrested

CHANDLER, AZ - A man is facing a felony charge after a bicyclist was hit and left for dead in Chandler on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Ryan Sean Pereira was taken into custody just hours after the crime. Police say 40-year-old Joseph Theodore Kowalczyk was riding north on Alma School Road around 2:30 a.m....
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June 4, 2021 in

Flagstaff community rallies to support victims after deadly tow truck/bicycle collision

FLAGSTAFF, AZ – There has been an outpouring of grief and support from Flagstaff residents and businesses alike. The collision left Flagstaff resident and local activist Joanna “Jo” Wheaton, 29, dead while four others remain hospitalized. The victims were attending a bicycle safety event hosted by FLG Bike Party, a collective of local bicycle...
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June 3, 2021 in

Tow truck hits 6 bicyclists, kills 1 after running a red light in Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF, AZ - A weekend event in downtown Flagstaff that was supposed to highlight bike safety and awareness turned into a memorial after a tow truck driver from California ran a red light and struck a group of cyclists Friday evening on May 28th, 2021. One woman was killed, and several others were injured....
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June 2, 2021 in

Buckeye family remembers pregnant 18 year old who died in weekend car crash

BUCKEYE, AZ - Police say a pregnant 18-year-old who was injured in a fiery crash in Buckeye Sunday night has died. The crash also left two other people dead. The woman has been identified as Mercedes Cabrales of Buckeye. Police say she was about five months pregnant at the time of the accident. The baby did not survive....
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