AZ Man Ethan Peed ID’d A Pedestrian In Saturday Fatal Phoenix Vehicle Strike

MARICOPA COUNTY, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Ethan Peed, of Show Low, Arizona, has been identified as the pedestrian in a fatal Saturday night vehicle strike in Maricopa County.

Peed, 31, was killed after he was struck by a vehicle near Phoenix Saturday night.

According to reports, Peed was on-foot in the area of Greenway Road in Phoenix, when he was struck by a passing SUV around 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

The SUV driver remained on-scene and fully cooperated with arriving officials.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Peed:

The cause of the fatal incident remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Maricopa County is located in the south-central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated its population was 4,485,414 as of 2019, making it the state’s most populous county, and the fourth-most populous in the United States, containing more than half the population of Arizona – Wikipedia.

AZ Golf Pro Troy Eadler ID’d As Pedestrian In Thursday Sierra Vista Fatal Box Truck Strike

COCHISE COUNTY, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Troy Eadler of Sierra Vista, Arizona, has been identified as the pedestrian in a fatal Thursday box truck strike in Cochise County.

Eadler, 45, Director Of Golf at Castle & Cooke and former golf pro at Pueblo Del Sol Country Club, was killed after he was struck by a box truck near Sierra Vista on Thursday.

According to reports, Eadler was on-foot on State Route 92 in the area of Mile Marker 330, when for unknown reasons, he ran in front of a box truck around 6:14 a.m. Thursday.

Investigators say they have “not ruled out suicide.”

The driver of the box truck remained on scene.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Cochise County is located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. The population was 131,346 at the 2010 census. The county seat is Bisbee. Cochise County includes the Sierra Vista-Douglas, Arizona Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

AZ Man Mark Bettencourt ID’d As Victim In Thursday Night Hereford Fatal Vehicle Crash

COCHISE COUNTY, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Mark Bettencourt, of Hereford, Arizona, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Thursday vehicle crash in Cochise County.

Bettencourt, 31, was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Hereford Thursday night.

According to reports, Bettencourt was operating a Honda Accord on Route 92 near Turkey Track Road, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 5:40 p.m. Thursday. The vehicle then came into head-on contact with a GMC pickup truck.

Bettencourt was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The pickup driver was transported to an area hospital with unknown non-life threatening injuries.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Bettencourt:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Cochise County is located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. The population was 131,346 at the 2010 census. The county seat is Bisbee. Cochise County includes the Sierra Vista-Douglas, Arizona Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

TX Man Charles Gardner ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Night Snyder Fatal 3-Wheeled Vehicle Crash

SCURRY COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Charles Gardner of Glenn Heights, Texas, has been identified as the victim in a fatal three-wheel vehicle crash in Scurry County Wednesday.

Gardner, 48, was killed in Wednesday night in a single-vehicle crash near Snyder, Texas.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Gardner was operating a Polaris Slingshot, when the vehicle apparently hydroplaned while on U.S. Highway 180 outside of Snyder around 6:15 Wednesday. The vehicle then exited the roadway and entered a culvert before making contact with a fence.

Gardner, who was wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Scurry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 16,921. Its county seat is Snyder, which is the home for Western Texas College. The county was created in 1876 and organized in 1884 – Wikipedia.

AZ Prison Whistleblower Gabriela Contreras Found Dead Sunday Night ‘Suicide’

BUCKEYE, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Arizona whistleblower, Gabriela Contreras, a Lewis prison prison guard who leaked video showing inmates exiting cells with broken locks and attacking guards, has been found dead Sunday night.

Contreras, 31, was found dead Sunday night around 11:30 p.m. of an apparent suicide. The medical examiner has not yet officially determined her cause of death.

The Arizona Department of Corrections released a statement after Contreras’ death came to light:

“On behalf of the men and women of the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry, I would like to express our deepest condolences to the family of Correctional Officer III Ana Gabriela Contreras, who passed away early this morning. This is a sad day for us all, and tragic loss as she was a valued member of our team.”

The video Contreras released led to a state investigation into prison safety as officials worked to address the lock issues at Lewis prison in Buckeye, reports KENS.

Contreras claimed she faced retaliation after exposing the safety concerns. She said at a news conference last year she went a week without pay and lost a promotion.

Contreras’ allegations of retaliation led to an investigation that ended in officials throwing out disciplinary actions for the correctional officers involved in releasing the video.

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Geo quick facts: Buckeye is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, and is the westernmost suburb in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The population was estimated at 68,453 in 2017. In 2017, it was the fastest growing city in the US – Wikipedia.

AZ Teen Felix Cardoza ID’d As Victim In Tuesday Night Phoenix Street Racing Crash

PHOENIX, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Felix Cardoza, of Buckeye, Arizona, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Phoenix street racing crash Tuesday night.

Cardoza, 18, was killed in a street racing crash on State Route 51 in Phoenix, according to the Department of Public Safety.

According to reports, the crash happened on State Route 51 near East Shea Boulevard around 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Cardoza was racing another car when his Audi veered off the right side of the freeway. The Audi slammed into a concrete retaining wall and then rolled back onto the roadway. When the car finally came to a stop, it was blocking the HOV lane and the lane next to it under the Shea Boulevard overpass, reports AZFamily.

Aerial video from the Arizona’s Family’s News Chopper shows Cardoza’s Audi on its roof.

The crash was so severe the involved vehicle was nearly unrecognizable. Its engine was seen in the lanes next to it.

Officials said witnesses helped troopers find the second car involved in the race. It was on the northbound off-ramp for Shea Boulevard. There were two people in that car, but investigators have not released their names.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the beloved dirt bike racer:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Phoenix is the capital of the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona. Known for its year-round sun and warm temperatures, it anchors a sprawling, multi-city metropolitan area known as the Valley of the Sun. It’s known for high-end spa resorts, Jack Nicklaus–designed golf courses and vibrant nightclubs. Other highlights include the Desert Botanical Garden, displaying cacti and numerous native plants – wikipedia.

Massive AZ Explosion Heard After ‘Green Meteor’ Seen Streaking Across Sky Sunday Morning

YAVAPAI COUNTY, AZ. (THECOUNT) — A massive boom was heard as reports of a meteor sighting flooded law enforcement phones on Sunday morning across a wide swath of Arizona.

Multiple citizens called local news outlets Sunday morning, reporting a green meteor streaking in the sky followed by a large explosion.

According to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, dispatchers received multiple calls Sunday morning “from every corner” of the county reporting a loud boom/blast/explosion noise.

YCSO says the source of the noise is currently unknown, although there have been reports from citizens of a meteor sighting around Arizona and in the Valley as well, reports 12News.

The source of the boom remains unknown.

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Geo quick facts: Yavapai County is near the center of the U.S. state of Arizona. As of the 2010 census, its population was 211,073. The county seat is Prescott. Yavapai County comprises the Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the northern portions of Peoria and Wickenburg in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area – Wikipedia.

Son Arrested After Jay Noiman Found Strangled And Stabbed To Death In Boca Raton Parking Lot

BOCA RATON, FL. (THECOUNT) — Jared Noiman has been identified as the man arrested after his father was found strangled and stabbed to death in a parking garage at permanently shuttered, One Ocean Plaza, in Boca Raton, Florida on Monday.

Jared Noiman, 26, admitted to strangling and stabbing his father, 59-year-old Jay Noiman, to death as he slept in a vehicle on Monday.

According to officials, Jaren Noiman was found covered in blood during a traffic stop in Delray Beach telling police he had been involved in an altercation. He then declined to report a crime.

Police said information and surveillance video from the scene where his father was found brutally murder led investigators to identify Jared Noiman as a suspect. at that time he was not taken into custody over a lack of evidence.

Later that night, Boca Raton Police again stopped Jared Noiman and arrested him for driving without a valid driver’s license.

On Tuesday, police said Jared Noiman arrived at the boca police department and confessed to killing his father, Jay Noiman.

Jared Noiman said the two lived out of his father’s car and they slept in the parking garage at One Ocean Plaza.

Jared Noiman told police he didn’t like the way his father treated him and had thoughts about killing him. He told police he stabbed his father and strangled him while he slept in the parking garage, reports CBS12.

Noiman is now facing charges of first degree murder. He’s due in court Wednesday morning.

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Geo quick facts: Boca Raton is a city on Florida’s southeastern coast, known for its golf courses, parks and beaches. Large, oceanfront Red Reef Park is home to the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center with trails, a butterfly garden and a sea turtle sanctuary. Downtown, Boca Raton Museum of Art has modern and contemporary American and European collections, and a sculpture garden. Nearby Mizner Park Amphitheater hosts concerts and events – wikipedia.

IN Man Emanuel Walker Jr ID’d As Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver Thursday In Avon

HENDRICKS COUNTY, IN. (THECOUNT) — Emanuel Walker Jr., of Plainfield, Indiana, has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck by a hit-and-run vehicle Thursday morning in Avon.

Walker, 20, was on-foot when he was struck and killed by a driver who then fled the scene Thursday morning, according to the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office.

Police say, the fatal collision occurred around 6:30 a.m. at CR-625 East & CR-100 South in Avon, Indiana, near Rockville Rd.

Investigators say Walker was standing at the road’s edge, reports WISH.

Police say they are seeking a silver Saturn with damage on the front and passenger sides. It may be missing a mirror on the passenger’s side. Police did not indicate whether a side-mirror, which contains identifying features, was located at the scene.

Walker was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident should contact police at 911.

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Geo quick facts: Avon is a town in Washington Township, Hendricks County, Indiana, United States. The population was 12,446 at the 2010 census, and in 2018 the estimated population was 18,343 – Wikipedia.

Mystery After 3 Small Children Found Dead In Phoenix Home Monday Night 3 Adults Unharmed

PHOENIX, AZ. (THECOUNT) — According to Phoenix, AZ police, three small children were found dead inside a Phoenix home on Monday night.

Investigators are trying to determine how the little ones died inside a home occupied by the mother, father and another adult relative on Monday night.

Police responded to a 911 call from the home saying three children were unresponsive, located near South 24th Street & East Baseline Road in Phoenix, AZ around 7:30 Monday evening.

When officers arrived on scene, they discovered a 3-year-old boy, 2-year-old girl and a 7-month girl all unresponsive.

First responders attempted CPR but were unable to revive the children.

Phoenix Fire pronounced all three kids dead at the scene of unknown causes.

Mom, Dad and another adult relative were all in the home at the time.

There were no obvious signs of trauma to the children. Investigators plan on interviewing the parents as they try to piece together what caused this tragedy.

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Geo quick facts: Phoenix is the capital of the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona. Known for its year-round sun and warm temperatures, it anchors a sprawling, multi-city metropolitan area known as the Valley of the Sun. It’s known for high-end spa resorts, Jack Nicklaus–designed golf courses and vibrant nightclubs. Other highlights include the Desert Botanical Garden, displaying cacti and numerous native plants – wikipedia.