On Monday in Yuma, Arizona, an tragic pickup truck-car accident occurred which left three women dead
Yuma County Sheriff's Office officials informed that the crash happened that morning at about 11 a.m., at the intersection of Avenue D and County 9th Street, after receiving a 911 call reporting an auto collision involving a gray Dodge pickup and a black Toyota Camry.
The initial investigation brought the determination by police that the Toyota, driven by 29-year-old Melanie Darlene Jose, had been going east on County 9th Street, as the Dodge, operated by 30-year-old Alberto Espinoza, of Yuma, had been traveling south on Avenue D, when the collision occurred at the intersection.
It appears that there are stop signs with flashing lights at the intersection for drivers traveling on County 9th Street, but there are no stop signals for drivers traveling on Avenue D at that point.
Emergency personnel arrived on the scene to find Jose trapped inside of her vehicle, along with her passengers, 32-year-old Leatrice Tourtillott and 55-year-old Harriet Phillips. All three were pronounced dead at the scene.
Espinoza, the driver of the Dodge, was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center by ambulance for his injuries.
YCSO officials have indicated that investigators believe that potential factos could include failing to yield and speeding.
As an Arizona car accident attorney, you hate to see such tragic news.
It is not exactly know who or what caused this crash, although the indications are that the driver of the Toyota may be at fault for failing to yield the right-of-way to the Dodge.
Our Phoenix car accident lawyers offer our condolences to the family and friends of the women who lost their lives, and we hope for the speedy recovery of the man who was injured.