The Arizona Department of Public Safety reported a fatal trucking accident on Interstate 10 approximately 50 miles west of Phoenix. The accident involved a minivan and a tractor-trailer. All seven people in the minivan were killed during this head-on collision.
The trucking accident, which occurred around 11 a.m. on Sunday morning, took place after the driver of the tractor-trailer crossed over the I-10 median and crashed into the minivan head-on, causing both vehicles to set fire, and killing the driver of the minivan and all six passengers.
The driver of the tractor-trailer and his wife, Jose and Antonia Mireles, escaped the accident and were taken to a hospital to tend to their injuries. Jose was hauling soda in his semi-truck.
New information has arisen in the days following the accident disclosing that the passengers in the minivan were family members. Tragically, five children were amongst the seven killed. The family, from Parker, AZ, was on their way to Phoenix on Sunday to shop for school supplies for the upcoming year.
The Parker community has come together to deal with this tragic loss. If you wish to make a donation to a memorial fund for the accident victims, an account at the National Bank of Arizona has been set up, the account number is: 0463034418.
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