Driver fled on foot after 2014 fatal collision in Mesa

Dec 28, 2020, 10:15 AM
Tyler Campbell (Silent Witness Photo)...
Tyler Campbell (Silent Witness Photo)
(Silent Witness Photo)

It was just before 2 a.m. on Sunday, July 13, 2014, when a horrific scene unfolded at the intersection of Main Street and Higley Road in Mesa.

“There was a Toyota Tundra that was traveling westbound on Main when it collided with a Saturn passenger vehicle that was northbound on Higley,” Phoenix Police Sgt. Jamie Rothschild said. “There were witnesses to the event, however, they weren’t able to say which vehicle failed to stop for the red light. The driver of the Toyota fled on foot.”

The passenger in the Saturn, 20-year-old Tyler Campbell, was fatally injured.

Vicki Campbell and her husband raised Tyler, who had nine brothers and sisters. They said their grandson was a charmer who graduated from a small performing arts charter school and loved skateboarding and video games.

“At the memorial there were over 300 people,” Vicki said. “They were standing in the parking lot and there were two chapels that were full. He had so many friends and he made everyone feel like he was their best friend.”

Tyler is described as a charmer and especially funny. He was really into music.

“He liked rap music but he had a different side of him also,” Vicki said. “He played ‘Moonlight Sonata’ on the piano. He liked classical music also. He was just a beautiful soul.

“He is a beautiful soul.”

Silent Witness

(Pexels Photo)...
Jayme West

Police searching for suspects in 2016 Phoenix nightclub robbery

Phoenix police are searching for six men who allegedly robbed the popular El Capri Nightclub near 21st and Van Buren streets in 2016.
3 days ago
(Unsplash Photo)...
Jayme West

Police looking for clues after overdosed woman dumped in Phoenix lot in 2016

Phoenix police are looking for clues in the case of a young woman who was overdosing and dumped in an empty lot next to a convenience store in 2016.
10 days ago
Maureen Brown. (Silent Witness Photo)...
Jayme West

Police searching for leads in Scottsdale hit-and-run driver case

Police are searching for a suspect in a hit-and-run case in Scottsdale that cost a Valley woman a year of her life in recovery.
17 days ago
(Pexels Photo)...
Jayme West

Phoenix police looking for clues in man’s 2006 murder

Phoenix police are hoping someone knows about a pair of men who are suspected of killing another man in an alley in 2006.
24 days ago
(Pexels Photo)...
Jayme West

Police searching for clues in Phoenix woman’s brutal 2010 murder

Police are hoping someone has information on the brutal January 2010 murder of a Phoenix woman. Her body was found in a church parking lot.
1 month ago
(Goodyear Police Department Photo)...

Goodyear police seek suspect in fatal hit-and-run with pedestrian

The Goodyear Police Department is searching for the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday night.
1 month ago

Sponsored Articles

Schwartz Laser Eye Center

How to sharpen your vision with elective procedures

Imagine opening your eyes in the morning and being able to see clearly. You wouldn’t have to wait to put on glasses or contacts, and there would be no more blurry showers nor forgetting where your glasses are.

Grill like a pro this fall with tips from Albertsons

As the weather cools and football season kicks off, it’s a great time to fire up the grill and enjoy your favorite outdoor meals.
Chris Kennedy

My Special Aflac Duck® taking flight in Arizona

For more than 65 years, Aflac has had the extraordinary opportunity and privilege to help provide peace of mind to individuals who have our supplemental insurance policies.
Driver fled on foot after 2014 fatal collision in Mesa