Sun City collision ends in death of 73-year-old man

By Chris Caraveo
Independent Newsmedia

A 73-year-old man is dead after a collision at a Sun City intersection Thursday night.

The crash occurred around 7:40 p.m. Feb. 8 near 99th Avenue and Union Hills Drive.

According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, the accident involved two vehicles.

Spokeswoman Adella Laredo-Tarango said one driver sustained minor injuries. However, the other driver was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Detectives are investigating the collision.

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According to Jim Fox, fire marshal for the Sun City Fire & Medical Department, a responding ladder unit reported the 73-year-old driver of a Grand Jeep Cherokee collided with a larger pick-up truck.

Medical personnel treated the driver and passenger of the truck at the scene. Mr. Fox said the 73-year-old was alive when the medical unit transported him to the hospital. However, doctors worked on him for about 15 minutes before he died.

The Maricopa County Department of Transportation tweeted out the intersection’s reopening at about 1:40 a.m. Feb. 9.

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