Goodyear, AZ (September 18, 2023) – A tragic accident on Sunday afternoon, September 17, 2023, in Goodyear claimed the life of a baby and left a 28-year-old man in critical condition.
Around 12:20 p.m., near Perryville Road and Van Buren Street, a vehicle hit a utility pole.
The impact ejected both the man and the baby from the car, according to Goodyear Deputy Fire Capt. Tim Wayne.
Tragically, the baby died at the crash site while emergency crews rushed the man to a hospital with severe injuries.
Residents expressed shock over the incident occurring on a clear, straight residential road.
Authorities reopened Perryville Road after clearing the scene.
The cause, including potential impairment or distraction, remains undetermined.
The investigation is still ongoing.