News: Driver fatally collides with tree while eluding police in Buckeye

BUCKEYE, AZ – According to 12 News, an 18-year-old female died when a driver crashed into a tree near N Verrado Way and W Main St on Thursday night.

An officer tried to stop a car that passed through a stop sign when the driver sped off around 10 p.m.

Another officer saw the car speeding without headlights on. The 18-year-old driver then slammed into a tree.

Rescue crews transported the 18-year-old driver and a 15-year-old passenger to an area hospital. They pronounced another passenger, Yaritza Vasquez, 18,  dead at the scene.

The Buckeye Police Department is investigating the incident.

Have you been hurt in a motor vehicle collision caused by someone else? If so, do not hesitate to set up a no-obligation consultation with Tobler Law’s Arizona car accident lawyers. With over 35 years of legal experience focused on personal injury, our team is ready to provide aggressive representation to meet your needs. You can reach us to learn more by filling out our contact form or calling 480-898-9700.