Tragic Crash in AJ

AJPD investigating fatal accident

Two vehicles collided at about 9:16 p.m. on December 20 resulting in three fatalities. The Apache Junction Police Department stated in a release that they “responded to a multi-vehicle accident with injuries reported at the intersection of N. Delaware Dr. and Superstition Blvd. As a result of the collision, three occupants succumbed to their injuries: a male, age 79, and two females, ages 77 and 86. The Superstition Fire and Medical District (SFMD) and the Arizona Department of Public Safety assisted officers at the scene.

“Speed and failing to obey a traffic control device were contributing factors to the cause of the collision. Officers are continuing to investigate the incident. More details will be provided when they are available.”

A witness to the collision said that a Chevy Suburban pulling a trailer was speeding north on Delaware when it ran into a car going east.

SFMD said that “the incident was upgraded to a First Alarm Medical Incident requiring the response of more than 30 Fire Department personnel.

“At least one person was ejected in the accident, and mechanical extrication was required on at least one vehicle.”

Dec. 20 fatal accident photo courtesy of Scott Limestall

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