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Fatal rollover crash in west Phoenix

Authorities say that Jeromy Ellis was killed after his truck struck the median and rolled over close to West Thomas Rd. & forty third Ave.

PHOENIX — One man is lifeless following a rollover crash in west Phoenix, officers mentioned. At this time, it’s unknown if intoxication was an element in the crash.

Around 3 a.m. on Saturday Phoenix police acquired a name for a crash close to forty third Avenue & West Thomas Road. 

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According to stories on the scene, a person recognized as Jeromy Ellis was driving in a pickup truck “at a high rate of speed” and lost management of the truck. Ellis then hit the median and was thrown from the car because it rolled.

Ellis was taken to a neighborhood hospital however later died of his accidents. Authorities say that the crash stays an ongoing investigation.

This is a growing story. Stay with 12News for extra updates.

Deaths on Arizona roads 

Data from the Arizona Department of Transportation reveals that roadway fatalities have been regularly rising in Arizona over the past decade: 

  • 2011: 825 deaths  

  • 2012: 821 deaths 

  • 2013: 844 deaths 

  • 2014: 774 deaths 

  • 2015: 895 deaths 

  • 2016: 952 deaths 

  • 2017: 1,000 deaths 

  • 2018: 1,010 deaths 

  • 2019: 982 deaths 

  • 2020: 1,057 deaths 

ADOT affords driving suggestions on its web site to assist maintain folks protected on the street. 

“There’s always room for improvement when it comes to road safety,” the division mentioned on its web site. 

ADOT’s ideas embrace: 

  • Don’t pace or drive aggressively 

  • Never drive whereas below the affect of drugs 

  • Avoid distractions whereas driving 

  • Wear your seatbelt and ensure all passengers are doing the identical 

  • When an emergency car is on the aspect of the street, transfer over 

  • Stay further conscious in work zones 

  • Be ready for climate situations that make driving harmful 

Find more tips on the department’s Driving Safety Homepage on ADOT’s website here. 

“Real-time freeway situations can be found on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information website at az511.gov, by calling 511, downloading the AZ 511 app and thru ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT,” the division mentioned. 

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