On Tuesday night in Yuma, Arizona, a 23-year-old Somerton woman was killed as the result of a two-car accident.
Officials identified the woman who was killed as Arlyn Alvarez, a nursing student at Arizona Western College, as well as a part of Banat Tabla, Yuma's professional bellydancing troupe.
According to Yuma Country Sheriff's Office spokesmen, the accident occured at about 11:39 p.m., with deputies responding to the intersection at West Country 13th Street and Avenue C immediately upon getting a call for the motor vehicle accident. Officials stated that a 2010 Mazda sedan, being driven by Alvarez, was headed eastbound on West Country 13th Street, while a green 1996 Toyota Corolla, being driven by 42-year-old Ernesto Guijarro, of Yuma, was southbound on South Avenue C.
Deputies revealed that Alvarez failed to yield the right of way at the intersection, running through her stop sign and causing the Toyota to strike the Mazda in a T-bone collision to the driver's side of the vehicle.
Alvarez was immediately transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. She later died of her severe injuries.
Guijarro also sustained critical injuries in the crash and was as well taken to YRMC.
Officials have stated that the investigation is ongoing, but that alcohol did not appear to have beena factor in the collision.
As a Phoenix car accident lawyer, you see that these kinds of devastating accidents at intersections occur quite frequently.
It is not known exactly what caused Alvarez to drive through her stop sign, but it may probably be that she was distracted in some way.
Our Phoenix car accident law firm offers our condolences to the family and friends of the woman who died in this tragic incident, and we hope for the speedy and full recovery of the man who remains injured from the wreck.