One Killed in Crash with Parked 18-Wheeler on 67th Ave in Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ — August 6, 2022, one person died after colliding with a parked tractor-trailer on 67th Avenue in Phoenix.
Authorities say the incident happened around 8:30 p.m. on 67ths between Baseline Road and Southern Avenue. Preliminary ivnestigation suggests only that a car crashed into the back of a semi-truck that was parked on the side of the road. After the impact the car became wedged beneath the truck.
The car's driver was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.
The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Parked Truck Accident on 67th in Phoenix
News reports suggest the primary focus for investigators right now is figuring out why the victim crashed into the parked truck. That's certainly an important detail to learn, but at the same time I would have to discourage focusing all the attention there. This early in the investigation it's best to keep an open mind and pay attention to all the possible contributing factors.
For instance, two often-overlooked but crucial details to learn are why the truck was parked there and what the driver did after stopping. Click the image below to learn more about the complexities of crashes with parked 18-wheelers.