Phoenix, AZ – Victoria Dukepoo Killed in Car Accident at 19th Ave & Van Buren St
Phoenix, AZ (July 30, 2020) – A 21-year-old woman is dead after a fatal car wreck in a Phoenix neighborhood that occurred late Wednesday night.
Per reports from officials with the Phoenix Police Department, the crash occurred around 9:00 p.m. near 19th Avenue and Van Buren Street. Sgt. Mercedes Fortune, a spokesperson with the Phoenix Police Department, said that the car was heading southbound on 19th Avenue when the driver, a 20-year-old man, lost control of the vehicle. The car then spun off the road and crashed into a cinderblock wall.
In addition to the driver, all three of the passengers in the car, including a 14-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl, and the 21-year-old decedent, were transported to the hospital via ambulance with serious injuries. The 21-year-old woman, later identified as Victoria Dukepoo, died at an area medical center.
Fortune said that the driver was not impaired at the time of the accident, though it isn’t clear why the driver lost control of the car.
An investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident continues at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Victoria Dukepoo. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families. We hope for a full recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in Arizona
Every year, thousands of people in Arizona experience injuries as a result of car accidents. Whether an accident is caused by distracted driving, impaired driving, or any other kind of driver error, victims and their families pay the price. Nearly 55,000 injury wrecks occurred across the state in 2018 alone, making it clear that these accidents are an unfortunate reality of life. And occasionally, victims may succumb to their injuries from these crashes, leaving grieving families to pick up the pieces.
Whether it’s expensive medical bills and serious injuries or long-term emotional trauma and even death, victims’ lives may be left in shambles after a crash. However, victims and their families can bring a claim against a negligent driver who caused them harm. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you should speak with an experienced car accident attorney in Arizona about your legal rights as you move forward.
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