Deborah Connel died in crash at northwest Phoenix intersection

September 7, 2022

PHOENIX, AZ – Police have identified the woman who died following a crash Tuesday morning in north Phoenix.

Officers responded to an accident involving an SUV and a pickup truck around 7 a.m. on September 6th, 2022 near the intersection of 43rd Avenue and Bell Road. Police say that 72-year-old Deborah Connel was pulling out of a private driveway heading north when she was struck by a car driving eastbound on Bell Road. Connel was taken to the hospital where she later died from her injuries. The second vehicle’s driver was evaluated at the scene where police determined he was not impaired.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Deborah Connel over this tragic loss.

As more people began getting back to traveling in 2021, the number of traffic fatalities rose for a second straight year to their highest levels in 15 years, according to the most recent Arizona Motor Vehicle Crash Facts report published Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022.

The number of those killed in traffic collisions rose from 1,054 in 2020 to 1,180 in 2021, an increase of 12%. The total number of traffic crashes also rose by 22% as people drove an estimated 8.1 billion more miles last year than in 2020.

Call (602) 254-6071 to talk with an Arizona personal injury attorney if you or a loved one were injured in a car accident.

Source: 3TV/CBS5