Two Teens Killed in Auto Accident near Thunderbird Road

PHOENIX, AZ (March 8, 2022) – Tuesday afternoon, Aron Heeley and Payton Sharp were pronounced dead after a collision near 35th Avenue.

The incident took place just before 2:30 p.m., near the intersection of 35th Avenue and Thunderbird Road.

Per reports, Heeley was driving a red vehicle and sped into the intersection, eventually striking another vehicle. Upon impact, Heeley lost control of the vehicle and hit a nearby electrical pole and a brick wall.

Due to the extent of their condition, medical personnel pronounced both victims at the scene. Both teenagers were said to be 17-years-old.

Meanwhile, another man in the backseat was not seriously hurt. None of the occupants in the vehicle wore seatbelts from the time of the crash.

The incident resulted in a power line shutdown that caused a power outage to some areas. At this time, the crash is still under active investigation.


The team at Sweet James sends out their heartfelt sympathies to the friends and family of the victims who are grieving over the loss of their loved one.


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