Queen Creek, AZ – Christian Stewart & Dennis Ray Killed in Car Crash at Hunt Hwy
Queen Creek, AZ (September 1, 2020) – Authorities with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office have identified two people who were killed in a car crash in Queen Creek on Monday morning.
Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez, an agency spokesman with the MCSO, said that 27-year-old Christian Stewart and 33-year-old Dennis Ray were killed after their vehicles collided in a head-on accident that occurred on Hunt Highway and Wagon Wheel Road around 10:06 a.m.
Enriquez said that Ray was driving a black BMW and traveling on Wagon Wheel Road when he veered into oncoming traffic and struck a Chevy passenger vehicle driven by Stewart. Neither vehicle had passengers, and both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Officers with the MCSO are still investigating whether speed or impairment were factors in the collision and have not released further details at this time.
The investigation of this incident is ongoing.
Our deepest condolences go out to the families of Christian Stewart and Dennis Ray.
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