Sierra Vista Car Accident Leaves Two Dead, One Injured

Sierra Vista Car Accident Leaves Two Dead, One InjuredAn Arizona car accident in Sierra Vista, near Tucson, has resulted in the death of two people, while a third person is currently recovering in a Tucson hospital, NBC affiliate News 4 reports.

According to the media outlet, the two-car collision occurred on Highway 90 near Airport Avenue at about 1 p.m. on April 18. The Sierra Vista Police Department was dispatched to the accident, where officials say 22-year-old Amanda Andrews and her 21-year-old Passenger Robert W. Dove, 21, were found dead at the scene.

The driver of the second car, Michelle L. Sciarrone, 28, was found with serious injuries, and had to be transported by medical helicopter to the Tucson hospital. The ensuing investigation found Sciarrone was driving in the southbound lanes of Highway 90 when Andrews’ vehicle, in the oncoming lanes, allegedly crossed over the center lanes and collided with southbound traffic, the news provider stated.

A Sierra Vista Accident Reconstruction team is currently working to determine the exact cause of the crash.

A few days later, a cruiser from the Gilbert Police Department was involved in a collision with a pickup truck, however neither driver was seriously injured in the crash.

According to the Tucson Citizen, Gilbert police spokesman Sergeant William Balafas said Officer David Gale was driving on Cooper Road on Friday, April 20, when a pickup truck turned in front of him onto a side street, resulting in a collision. Gale was treated for minor cuts and bruises, but neither the truck’s driver nor his passenger required any treatment.

Although there were no indications of alcohol or drugs, the crash is still under investigation.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, there were 87,676 multi-vehicle crashes in the state in 2010.