Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Sep 09, 2020 in Local
A northern Arizona police officer was killed in an off-duty motorcycle accident on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 6th. Commander Jody Makuch of the Cottonwood Police Department was the victim, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
According to the department, Makuch was riding his motorcycle on State Route 89A at Willard Street in Cottonwood, Arizona when he was struck head-on by a car. According to officials, Jason Howard Engel was traveling southbound when he allegedly ran a red light, swerved to avoid hitting a car, and then struck Makuch head-on. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Engel was jailed on a manslaughter charge, and additional charges are pending. The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating the crash. Makuch had been with Cottonwood Police Department since 2000 and was promoted to commander in 2009.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Arizona, Phillips Law Group is here to help. Our reputable Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyers are ready to discuss the details of your accident and your legal options in a free, no-obligation consultation.
We know what it takes to gather evidence to build a strong case on your behalf. Our firm is committed to helping our clients recover the maximum compensation for their injuries.
Get your free case evaluation today. Ph: 1-800-706-3000.
The Phillips Law Group. All rights reserved. All materials contained on the Phillips Law Group website are copyrighted including trademarks, and other proprietary information including the content on its blogs, the home page, and all website pages. The material contained on this website may not be copied, reproduced, modified, transmitted, displayed, or distributed without written permission of the Phillips Law Group. Any reposting, distribution, or displaying of website content on any other business website without prior written consent is a violation of copyright laws. The Phillips Law Group disclaims all liability for content maintained on other websites that are linked to this firm's website.