On Saturday, October 31, 2020, at approximately 1:51 PM, an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper was parked within the left shoulder investigating a single-vehicle collision westbound Santan 202 near Kyrene Road.
As the trooper was sitting within his patrol vehicle, a white passenger car traveling westbound entered the shoulder and rear-ended the trooper’s vehicle.
As a result of the collision, the male driver and female passenger of the white car suffered fatal injuries.
The trooper was transported to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
This remains an active investigation and impairment has not been ruled out.