Fatal crash shuts down Bell Road in north Phoenix

August 18, 2022

PHOENIX, AZ – One person has been killed and another injured after a car crashed into a pole in north Phoenix.

The crash happened around 7:20 a.m. on August 18, 2022, near 19th Avenue and Bell Road. Phoenix police confirm that a man in his late 40s was pronounced dead on the scene and that a woman was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. No other vehicles were involved.

Bell Road between 21st and 23rd avenues is expected to remain closed for the next several hours as detectives investigate the crash. Drivers should find an alternate route.

As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Arizona traffic deaths rose 18.4% in the first nine months of 2021 compared to last year, far outpacing the national increase of 12%.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the victims of this crash.

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/CBS 5