Ahwatukee traffic fatality is apparent suicide

Source: KPHO/KTVK
Source: KPHO/KTVK

3/12/2016 7:30pm. Police describe the single-vehicle collision as an apparent suicide by the driver. 48th Street, just west of Elliot Rd, Phoenix. (that’s “Biscuit’s” yellow sign in the background)…

PD: Driver killed self by intentionally slamming into trees

Phoenix Fire Captain Ron Jesse said the driver slammed into a tree at 48th Street and Elliot Road around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. David Delair, 47, was initially trapped in the cab of his pick-up truck, Crump said. The victim died at the scene. “Evidence at the scene suggest the driver intentionally left the roadway,” Crump said.

FARS

In a unusual/non-obvious bit of accounting, traffic fatalities known or believed to be suicide do not “count” as traffic fatalities, see traffic-safety-by-leonard-evans/#suicide, at least federally, not sure how or even if the AZ Crash Report codes it differently from any other crash.

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