Eleven-Year-Old Chandler Boy Dies In Car Accident

A child was killed in an early morning car accident.Police deputies confirmed that the victim of a car crash in Chandler on Saturday, October 8, was an 11-year-old boy.

Police reports indicate he was killed when the vehicle he was riding in was reportedly struck by another car at McQueen and Warner roads. The Arizona Republic reports a spokesperson for the Chandler Police Department identified the victim this week as Alexander Katsaros.

Chandler police deputies also confirmed the boy’s father, Gregory Katsaros, was operating the car at the time of the incident. Gregory Katsaros is a 46-year-old chiropractor who practices in Tempe, according to the news provider.

The driver of the other vehicle, David Glen Wiggins, is a 30-year-old man, the police spokesman said. He remains hospitalized after he reportedly suffered injuries in the automobile accident.

Still, when he is released from the hospital he will be charged with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of felony flight from law enforcement, affirmed Seth Tyler, a Chandler police detective and spokesperson.

There was another child present in Katsaros’ car at the time of the accident, Tyler said. He confirmed the man’s other son, 7-year-old Christopher Katsaros, was seriously injured in the crash, but remained in stable condition at a nearby hospital.

Police reports indicate Wiggins allegedly ran a red light and struck Katsaros’ SUV at about 1:45 a.m. Katsaros was reportedly driving either to or from the hospital, as he was on call at the time and his wife was out of the country. He took his two sons with him because he had no babysitter at the time, Tyler affirmed.

Tyler also said police deputies believed alcohol or another drug played a role in the incident.