Two dead and two injured in fatal semi-truck accident
Jan 19, 2019, 10:32 AM | Updated: 10:35 am
PHOENIX — Two are dead and two are injured after a fatal three-vehicle accident Friday around Buckeye Road and 69th Avenue.
A semi-truck that was traveling westbound on Buckeye Road turned left across all lanes of traffic and entered the eastbound lanes of Buckeye Road.
The front of the semi collided with a Ford pickup, while the trailer of the semi hit a Chevrolet pickup.
Four people were in the Ford, two of which were pronounced dead on scene: the driver, 25-year-old Roberto Manriquez Jr. and 8-year-old Alexandria Mendez.
The other two passengers, a 28-year-old woman and 8-year-old boy were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, but are both expected to survive.
The drivers of the semi and Chevrolet were not injured.
While the name of the semi-truck driver was not disclosed, the 50-year-old male was evaluated, but impairment is not suspected.
He claimed a mechanical failure caused him to lose control of the vehicle.
An investigation into the accident is still ongoing.