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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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June 2, 2021 in

Police Officer Ginarro New killed in red-light running crash in north Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ - A Phoenix Police officer was one of two people killed when a driver ran a red light in north Phoenix on May 31st, 2021.  Officer Ginarro New was 27 years old. He leaves behind a wife, mother, brother, and grandmother, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said early Tuesday morning. A police...
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May 26, 2021 in

Four Mesa children recovering after wind picked up bounce house more than 15 feet

MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Four children are recovering from injuries after a dust devil picked up a bounce house in Mesa last week. One of the children is still in the hospital.  It started out as an end-of-the-school-year celebration at the Trovita Estates, a gated community in Mesa. (Source: Kevin Lee) It started...
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May 20, 2021 in

Phoenix mom Dominica Fuller-Cordova dies in crash, leaving behind five young children

PHOENIX, AZ - A Phoenix man planned to marry the mother of his children, only to lose her in a car accident Saturday. "It's like one day she was just there, and then she's just gone," said Ruben Villalpando, after losing the love of his life, Dominica Fuller-Cordova. Clinging to his small children, Villalpando tries...
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May 19, 2021 in

Snapchat Can Be Sued Over Role In Fatal Car Crash, Court Rules

Three young men got into a car in Walworth County, Wis., in May 2017. They were set on driving at rapid speeds down a long, cornfield-lined road — and sharing their escapade on social media. As the 17-year-old behind the wheel accelerated to 123 miles per hour, one of the passengers opened Snapchat. His...
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May 16, 2021 in

Dereck Ashe died after suspected impaired driver runs red light, causes multi-vehicle crash in Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ -  A crash involving 5 cars left one person dead in Phoenix near 27th Avenue and Camelback Road on Friday, May 15th, 2021. According to Phoenix police, a white Acura sedan was heading south on 27th Avenue and the driver didn't stop for the red light at Camelback Road around 2 a.m....
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