Troopers report that a 76-year-old California man was not wearing a seat-belt and was killed when the minivan he was traveling in collided with a pickup truck within the intersection of SR 287 and SR 87.
At approximately 8:44 a.m., a minivan was traveling eastbound along SR 287 when it entered the intersection into the path of a pickup truck that was traveling southbound along SR 87. The pickup truck struck the minivan’s front-left side. The 76-year-old man was unrestrained within the rear right seat of the minivan and sustained a fatal head injury during the crash.
The driver of the pickup truck was wearing a seat-belt and was flown from the scene to Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries. The driver and another occupant aboard the minivan, were flown with non life-threatening injury to Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center and Maricopa Integrated Health System; both were wearing their seat-belts at the time of the crash.
ADPS Captain Swavely said, “The impact of the crash was severe, but there is always a greater chance for survival if you are properly restrained. Please choose to buckle up.”