Phoenix Truck Accident

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PHOENIX — A fourth person has died from injuries after a dump truck slammed into a group of motorcycles stopped at a red light in north Phoenix.

Authorities say 47-year-old Dayle Veronica Downs-Totonchi died in a Phoenix hospital Friday. Two other Arizonans and a Louisiana man were killed at the scene of Thursday's accident that left five others injured.

One person — 52-year-old Phoenix Fire Department Capt. Ernie Lizarraga — remains in critical condition with three others in serious condition. Another man was treated and released.

The two Phoenix-area men killed when the truck hit the eight motorcycles from behind were identified earlier Friday as 67-year-old Clyde R. Nachand and 35-year-old Daniel L. Butler. Phoenix police say the Louisiana resident was 52-year-old Stephen Punch, of Lockport.

Authorities say there was no sign that 46-year-old truck driver Michael Jakscht was impaired, and no charges have been filed.

From AJC

Arizona Truck Accident

Truck Rear Ends School Bus in Arizona

Four people, including two students, were transported to local hospitals Monday morning after a truck pulling a loaded trailer crashed into the back of a school bus in Mesa.

Mesa police said collision took place near 3400 E. University Drive about 6:40 a.m. The Desert Hills High School bus, taking students to a local charter school, was stopped to pick up students. It had its red lights flashing.

There were about 10 students on the bus when a Chevy 3500 truck collided with the rear of the bus.

Two students were transported to a hospital as a precaution after they complained of soreness. Both drivers also were taken to hospitals. The bus driver complained of back pain and the driver of the truck suffered a fracture to his leg, police said.

Neither driver was impaired, according to police who are still investigating the crash.

From East Valley Tribune