One Killed, Three Hurt in Fiery Solo-Car Accident near Cloud Road

QUEEN CREEK, AZ (September 19, 2022) – Saturday, Caleb Rodriguez was killed and Ezana Tessema was arrested after a crash on Rittenhouse Road.

Authorities responded to the scene around 4:00 a.m., near Riggs Road and Cloud Road on September 10th.

According to police, Tessema was driving a vehicle with three occupants when he lost control and failed to negotiate a turn. As a result, the vehicle skidded into oncoming lanes before striking a brick wall and electrical equipment. The vehicle then rolled onto a cell tower control station, sparking a fire which spread to the vehicle. As a result of the collision, Rodriguez became trapped in the vehicle, leaving him with critical injuries.

Emergency crews arrived at the site of the crash shortly after and rendered aid to a 13-year-old boy, a 16-year-old, and a 17-year-old girl. Meanwhile, medics pronounced 18-year-old Caleb Rodriguez dead at the scene.

The loved ones of Rodriguez have set up a GoFundMe page to help with costs during this difficult time.

Authorities arrested 18-year-old Ezana Addisu Y Tessema and booked him into Maricopa County Jail for manslaughter and aggravated assault.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. The team at Sweet James sends their deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Caleb Rodriguez.

The sudden loss of a loved one is an extremely difficult time for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they are here to provide you with unmatched legal representation during this trying time. Rest assured, you will have an enthusiastic attorney on your side. Call their office today at (800) 975-3435. Need help after hours? Reach out to them by online chat, email, or text message. Moreover, if you are a family member of any of the victims involved in this accident, click here to request a police report.

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