PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities said the five people killed in a wrong-way wreck on Interstate 40 in northwestern Arizona included two from a nearby Nevada town and three from New York City.
Another wrong-way crash in Arizona kills 5 on rural highway
PHOENIX (AP) — A wrong-way crash on a rural highway in Arizona killed at least five people Friday, the latest in a string of recent fatal wrecks as the state struggles to combat the problem of...
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly wrong-way crash in Arizona (all times local):
Arizona authorities say a fifth person has died in a wrong-way crash on a rural...
Arizona Department of Public Safety confirms 4 dead in wrong-way crash in northwestern part of state
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Department of Public Safety confirms 4 dead in wrong-way crash in northwestern part of state.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died in a five-car collision on a freeway in Tempe.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the incident happened Tuesday morning on U.S....
BELLEMONT, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after jumping from an interstate overpass about 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of Flagstaff despite the efforts of two teenagers who tried to...
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old girl killed in a rollover wreck on Interstate 10 in Phoenix was not wearing a seat belt, did not have a driver's license and was driving a stolen truck...
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a 16-year-old driver was killed in a rollover wreck that closed part Interstate 10 in downtown Phoenix for part of Thursday...
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on memorial services for fallen law enforcement officers (all times local):
The mother of an Arizona state trooper who was shot and killed last...
GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities on Monday identified the wrong-way driver and three others killed in a deadly collision near Green Valley.
GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say four people have been killed in a head-on car crash involving a wrong-way driver near Green Valley.
PHOENIX (AP) — A longtime employee of the Arizona Department of Public Safety crime lab has been accused of stealing rifle magazines, ammunition and other items.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say three bear cubs have been taken to a conservation center after the mother bear was fatally struck by a car on a southern Arizona road.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman says a woman who had been in a wrong-way vehicle involved in a collision on a Tempe freeway was seriously injured after she got...
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities are searching for a wrong-way driver who caused a fatal car wreck north of Phoenix.
Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say the incident happened early...
Arizona police say girl’s fall from vehicle was accident
BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona authorities say they have determined that an 8-year-old girl's fall last week from a moving vehicle onto a freeway in a Phoenix suburb was an accident.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on freeway closings in Phoenix (all times local):
An Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman says several Phoenix freeways have reopened after...
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BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona authorities are investigating how an 8-year-old girl fell from a moving vehicle before she was found critically injured on Interstate 10 in a Phoenix...
MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a woman and three children were injured after their SUV was hit by a wrong-way driver south of Phoenix.
PHOENIX (AP) — State troopers say no one was injured when they exchanged gunfire with a 14-year-old boy during a vehicle pursuit in Phoenix.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety said in a...
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a trooper was involved in a shooting in Phoenix but that nobody was injured.
The DPS said on Twitter that the shooting occurred...
Takata air bags claim another life after Arizona crash
DETROIT (AP) — An Arizona man killed by an exploding Takata air bag inflator brings the worldwide death toll to at least 24.
Armando V. Ortega, 55, of Yuma, died June 11, 2018, three days...
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A 25-year-old Arizona man who was driving a San Diego-area woman's car is accused of fatally stabbing her after the vehicle veered off a freeway and crashed in a Phoenix...
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a crash and fatal stabbing (all times local):
Authorities say a 25-year-old Arizona man who was driving a San Diego-area woman's car is...
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate at the state prison in Florence has died in an apparent suicide.
Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say 24-year-old Kurt...
BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a trooper shot and killed a suspect who opened fire during a traffic stop.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been found dead in a vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 10 near Goodyear.
Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say the man may...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a man who was the subject of police pursuits in southwestern Utah was found dead four days later, killed in a motorcycle crash in nearby northwestern...
PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says it has seized a cache of narcotics and weapons and arrested six people after a monthslong investigation into a local criminal...
Flagstaff DPS dispatch center announces closure
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Department of Public Safety is closing its dispatch center that covers the northern part of the state, leaving many employees concerned about response times and their own livelihood.
Object in Gila County thought to be pipe bomb cleared
STAR VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Gila County authorities say an object in Star Valley that appeared to be a pipe bomb was found to be inactive.
Sheriff J. Adam Shepherd said Monday that an Arizona Department of Public Safety unit that deals with explosives ordinance found the item was "rendered inert" and disposed of it.
A town resident spotted the object Sunday afternoon in a wooded area behind his home. He reported it as a suspicious item that could be a pipe bomb.
Man fatally shot after 146-mile pursuit, authorities say
EHRENBERG, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say officers fatally shot a wanted man during a traffic stop near the Arizona-California border following a 146-mile (235-kilometer) pursuit from California.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety said 26-year-old Christian Albarran was shot Thursday after he didn't comply with commands and made what appeared to be a threatening movement to troopers and a La Paz County sheriff's deputy.
DPS: 1 man dead, another wounded after shooting in Flagstaff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say one man is dead and another critically wounded after a shooting involving Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers in Flagstaff.
DPS officials say one trooper was shot in the left hand in an exchange of gunfire with a suspect and was treated and released from a hospital.
They say a trooper tried to stop an SUV for a traffic violation Wednesday night, but the vehicle sped off.
Arizona DPS: Trooper injured in incident involving shooting
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a state trooper suffered non-life threatening injuries during an incident that involved a shooting.
Additional information about the trooper's injuries and other circumstances of the Wednesday night incident in the Flagstaff area weren't released.
DPS spokesman Bart Graves said additional information would be released Thursday.
DPS: Idaho man arrested in Arizona; 3 abducted kids unharmed
WIKIEUP, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say an Idaho man has been arrested in northwestern Arizona for allegedly trying to take his three young children away from their mother and drive them to Mexico.
Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say 25-year-old Jose A. Hernandez Jr. of Nampa is being held on a no-bond felony warrant out of Idaho on suspicion of parental kidnapping.
The children — ages 5, 3 and 18 months — are in custody of state child services.
Police: Driver texting before Arizona crash that killed cop
PHOENIX (AP) — The driver of a vehicle that fatally struck a police officer on a Phoenix-area freeway was texting his wife before the crash and has been arrested and accused of manslaughter and other crimes, authorities said Wednesday.
The Latest: Bond set for driver in crash that killed cop
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a wreck that killed an Arizona police officer (all times local):
Bond has been set at $100,000 for a Scottsdale man accused in the death of a Salt River police officer who was struck on a Phoenix-area freeway.
Authorities say 40-year-old Jerry Sanstead allegedly was texting before Tuesday evening's crash on the Loop 101 freeway near Scottsdale.
Sanstead is jailed on suspicion of manslaughter, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and endangerment.
DUI suspected in fatal freeway crash; Gilbert man arrested
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a Gilbert man has been arrested for allegedly driving impaired and causing a freeway accident that left one person dead and two others injured.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, 26-year-old Ismael Garfio had a blood-alcohol content of 0.168 percent at the time of Sunday's crash on the Loop 202 in Chandler.
That's twice the legal limit for drivers in Arizona.
Man killed when struck on highway by Arizona DPS vehicle
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a pedestrian was fatally injured Friday night when struck by a DPS vehicle as he walked in a traffic lane of State Route 387 in Casa Grande.
DPS spokesman Quentin Mehr identified the man killed as 39-year-old Jason E. Rangel of Casa Grande.
Mehr says it's not known why Rangel was walking in a traffic lane and the DPS investigation is ongoing.
California girl dies in fall from scenic Arizona overlook
PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a California girl visiting an Arizona landmark has died from what appears to be an accidental fall.
Coconino County sheriff's officials said Wednesday that the body of the 14-year-old girl was found about 700 feet (213 meters) below Horseshoe Bend overlook.
The tourist destination gives a view of a horseshoe-shaped span of the Colorado River flowing below red cliffs near the Arizona-Utah border. There are no barriers.
The Latest: MCSO deputies, inmate escape hurt in fatal wreck
ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal highway crash in Arizona (all times local):
Authorities say a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office transport van carrying an inmate was among the vehicles involved in a crash that killed four people.
Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said the chain-reaction wreck started Friday when a vehicle crossed the median on Interstate-10 near Picacho Peak Road.
Highway crash shuts down stretch of Interstate-10 in Arizona
ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a multi-vehicle crash has shut down Interstate-10 north of Tucson.
A spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety says the crash happened Friday near Picacho Peak Road. Westbound and eastbound lanes are closed.
Bart Graves, the DPS spokesman, says the vehicles involved may have included two semi-trucks, a motorhome and other cars and vehicles.
Pack of dogs stop traffic on Phoenix freeway
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a group of dogs narrowly avoided injury while roaming a Phoenix freeway during Monday morning traffic.
The Arizona Department of Transportation shared images on its Twitter account of six dogs walking in the southbound lanes of Interstate 17 near Grand Avenue around 9:45 a.m.
The images also showed drivers stopping for them as well.
1 dead in single-car crash on freeway in Mesa area
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatal crash on a freeway in the Mesa area.
Authorities say the incident happened shortly after 6 a.m. Monday on State Route 87 near Center Street in the southbound lanes.
Attorneys for wrong-way driver blame DPS for crash, injuries
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Attorneys for a wrong-way driver say an Arizona Department of Public Safety sergeant who used his vehicle as a traffic break is to blame for a crash on Interstate 40 that sent both of them to the hospital.
1 killed in 3-vehicle wreck on I-10 after car crosses median
ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and two others injured in a three-vehicle wreck that partially closed eastbound Interstate 10 at Picacho (puh-CAH'-cho) Peak north of Tucson overnight.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a 22-year-old woman was killed Thursday night when her car went off westbound I-10, crossed the median and collided with two eastbound vehicles.
Woman accused of attempted homicide in wrong-way I-40 crash
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A New Mexico woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide, aggravated DUI and other charges accusing her of driving the wrong way on Interstate 40 in northern Arizona before colliding head-on with a Highway Patrol sergeant's vehicle while having her 2-year-old daughter in her vehicle's back seat.
The Latest: Body on Interstate 40 was that of Holbrook man
HOLBROOK, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a northern Arizona freeway closure (all times local):
Authorities say a body found on Interstate 40 near Holbrook was that of a man who intentionally crouched or kneeled in the road.
Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves says 33-year-old Randall Nelson was hit by a vehicle and killed early Thursday morning. He was a resident of Holbrook.
Graves says Nelson had sent several messages to his family beforehand.
Arizona workers find woman who survived in desert for 6 days
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona transportation worker Zach Moralez knew something wasn't right when he saw a damaged fence along a highway.
Tracks went off the edge of the road and through the fence on the edge of the hill. Moralez, a highway operations technician, knew there had to be a car at the bottom.
"We got down there as quick as we could, hollering out if anyone could hear us," Moralez told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "No response."