Crash in New River Turns Deadly

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Northbound traffic on New River Road was stopped at the intersection leading to I-17. This photo, taken at about 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, looks north from south of that intersection. Multiple emergency vehicles were on the scene. In&Out Staff Photo

UPDATE 10:19 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17: One person transported to a hospital after Sunday afternoon’s crash has died, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Further information will be provided when available. [STORY]

The story below remains as originally written.

A crash late Sunday afternoon near the Roadrunner Restaurant and Saloon in New River injured four people, two seriously, according to Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical. The crash was north of the I-17 interchange, but not on I-17.

“At this time, the information we have is that an ATV collided with a pickup truck,” DMFM spokesperson Brent Fenton told North Phoenix News. There were two people involved with “serious life threatening injuries, and two with minor injuries,” Fenton said.

“We do not know the circumstances surrounding the cause of the crash,” he said. It was not clear if the crash occurred on the roadway or off.

“Preliminary information is that a side-by-side and a pickup truck were involved,” said Sgt. Bryant Vanegas with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. “At this time, it is unknown if alcohol or speed were factors.” Investigators were on the scene trying to determine the cause of the crash, Vanegas said. He confirmed that two people were transported to a hospital.


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A closer look at the scene. Photo: DMFM
The scene on New River Road. Photo: DMFM
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NoPho resident Robert Roy Britt has written for In&Out publications since its inception in 2005. Britt began his journalism career in New Jersey newspapers in the early 1990s. He later became a science writer and was editor-in-chief of the online media sites Space.com and Live Science. He has written four novels. Email the author.

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