17-Year-Old Passenger Fatally Injured in Motorcycle Crash on Southern Avenue

MESA, AZ (March 22,2022) – Saturday, 17-year-old Darling Santos was pronounced dead after a motorcycle collision on County Club Drive.

According to reports, the driver of a van attempted to turn left into business and failed to yield to the motorcycle Santos was a passenger on.

As a result, the van and SUV collided, causing serious injuries to Santos. Medical personnel arrived and transported Santos to a local hospital where she eventually succumbed to her injuries.

In addition, the motorcycle driver and a passenger from inside the van sustained various injuries, but they were believed to be non-life-threatening.

Authorities have not yet released the identities of the others involved.

Following preliminary investigations, officers believe that impairment was not a factor in the deadly collision. Although, an active investigation is still ongoing.

Meanwhile, the loved ones of Santos set up a GoFundMe page to help with costs during this difficult time.


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


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