Avondale, AZ – UPDATE: Alika Lyau-Goowin Killed in Crash at Dysart Rd
Avondale, AZ (October 25, 2019) – One person is dead and another is in the hospital after a crash in Avondale early Wednesday morning.
According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, four vehicles were involved in the crash on MC-85, between Dysart Road and El Mirage Road, around 12:39 a.m. MCSO said two people were underneath a vehicle securing tow straps when another vehicle rear-ended one of those vehicles, injuring both the people securing the straps.
The two injured in the wreck have been identified by MCSO as 18-year-old Alika Lyau-Goowin and 18-year-old Josiah Gerona. They were transported to a hospital where Lyau-Goowin was pronounced dead. Gerona had life-threatening injuries but is now in stable condition.
According to MCSO, 23-year-old Marianna Villalobos Lopez was driving the car, a red 2013 Dodge Charger that collided with the vehicle Goowin and Gerona were under. The wreck then caused the four-car pile-up.
Lopez was also transported to the hospital, and her condition is stable. MCSO said the other four people involved in the crash sustained only minor injuries and did not need to be hospitalized.
Authorities are still investigating the crash and say speed could have had an impact.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Alika Lyau-Goowin at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims, including Josiah Gerona, in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accidents in Arizona
Car accidents are all too common in Arizona, with almost 127,000 incidents happening in 2018 alone. Over the past 10 years, the frequency of injurious wrecks and crashes involving multiple vehicles has risen across the country. As a result of increased congestion on Arizona roads, these serious crashes are on the rise statewide.
Oftentimes, victims and their families must deal with insurance companies, long-term injuries, emotional distress, and financial difficulties after multi-car crashes. However, those affected can seek help from a personal injury lawyer and learn more about protecting their legal rights and seeking justice after a multi-car crash.
And if you have lost a loved one in an accident in Arizona, you should speak with a skilled wrongful death attorney at ELG Law as soon as possible. Our auto accident attorneys have years of experience fighting for victims and their families after they’ve suffered from a crash caused by the negligent actions of other drivers. Contact our car accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation and learn more about filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
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