56-Year-Old Man Pronounced Dead after Pedestrian Accident near Thomas Road

PHOENIX, AZ (August 18, 2023) – Late Sunday evening, Larry Wheet was killed and James Carter was arrested after a DUI collision on 75th Avenue.

Authorities responded to the scene just after 10:00 p.m., near Thomas Road on August 13th.

Per reports, 40-year-old Carter was driving east when he struck Wheet who was crossing mid-block. Paramedics arrived and transported 56-year-old Wheet to a nearby hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Meanwhile, Carter remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Following preliminary duties, officers say he showed signs of impairment. As a result, police charged Carter with DUI and aggravated DUI.

In addition, officers say Carter had two young children inside the vehicle.

At this time, an active investigation to determine further information is still currently underway. Once available, more details will be provided.

In this sorrowful time, the Sweet James team would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of Larry Wheet. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.

Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident leaves a lasting impact on those left behind. At Sweet James, they know you and your family are going through a difficult time. While you tend to your well-being and peace of mind, hire them to handle the legal areas of your situation. Their wrongful death attorneys are upheld by years of training and experience and will never lose sight of your hopes and wishes. Call their office at 1-800-900-0000 for a free evaluation of your case details. Need help after hours? Reach out to them by email, text message, or online chat. Their team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are a family member of the victim involved in this accident, they may be able to help you obtain the police report. For more accident news, click here.

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