Two Left Dead Following Three-Car Accident in Phoenix

A car reportedly struck a moped before crashing into a tractor-trailer. An accident on a state highway on Wednesday, September 28 left two people dead, according to reports.

Police deputies from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene of the deadly car accident in Phoenix on Wednesday afternoon, according to a report from ABC 15 News. Police reports indicate the driver of a motor vehicle struck a moped, and then collided head-on with a tractor-trailer.

A spokesperson from the Phoenix Fire Department said that the driver of the sedan was reported to have been operating the vehicle in an erratic manner prior to the crash, which occurred near 63rd Street and Southern avenues.

Police officials asserted there were two occupants in the car at the time of the crash. They both succumbed to injuries sustained as a result of the impact, according to police reports, and were pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver of the moped reportedly sustained serious and potentially life-threatening injuries as a result of the alleged crash. Crews transported the driver to a nearby trauma center. That person is listed in critical condition, police officials confirmed.

Deputies from the Maricopa Sheriff’s Department are investigating the car accident, department spokesperson Jeff Sprong asserted. Thus far, they have not ruled out the possibility that the driver of the vehicle was impaired at the time of the crash.

Moreover, police officials declined to reveal the identities of the persons involved in the alleged three-car collision. Authorities reportedly shut down Southern Avenue between 51st Avenue and 67th Avenue as crews worked to clear the wreckage. It was reportedly reopened by 7:30 p.m.