Same-day Arizona Crashes Result in Four Injuries, One Death

Same-day Arizona Crashes Result in Four Injuries, One DeathOn Thursday, February 2, four people were injured and another was killed in separate car accidents on Arizona highways.

According to the Tucson Citizen, one unidentified 19-year-old man was killed when his small car allegedly collided with a large tow truck near the Falcon Field municipal airport in Mesa. The two cars smashed into each other at the corner of McKellips Road and Falcon Drive, according to Mesa Fire Department Spokesman Forrest Smith.

First responders said the man was pronounced dead at the scene. After the two cars collided, a small fire broke out among both cars, prompting one witness to grab a fire extinguisher that had fallen off the tow truck during the accident and put out the flames, Smith told the media outlet.

Mesa Police Sergeant Ed Wessing told ABC affiliate News 15 that the accident does not appear to have been caused by any form of impairment, and that the driver of the tow truck was uninjured.

A second accident, which occurred shortly after the first, involved four vehicles and sent four crash victims to the hospital, according to the Tucson Citizen.

The crash occurred at the intersection of 35th Avenue and Greenway Road. Captain Jorge Enriquez with the Phoenix Fire Department stated that emergency crews were dispatched to the accident at about 8:30 p.m. In total, the accident involved eight people, and was initially caused when one car T-boned another. Upon their arrival, first responders found three people in critical condition and one person trapped in a car, the news source stated.

Enriquez stated that three of the victims were transported to the trauma center of a local hospital in serious condition, while the fourth was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

The remaining four involved in the accident were evaluated at the crash site and then released.