46-Year-Old Driver Pronounced Dead after Two-Vehicle Collision on Peoria Avenue

PHOENIX, AZ (April 14, 2023) – Early Sunday morning, Matthew Heard was killed in a wrong-way accident on 19th Avenue.

The incident happened just after 3:00 a.m., at the intersection of 19th and Peoria Avenue on April 9th.

According to reports, 46-year-old Heard was heading east on Peoria when he veered into oncoming lanes and struck a westbound truck.

Medical personnel arrived and transported 46-year-old Heard to a nearby hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. In addition, the driver and passenger inside the truck were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Police later assessed the truck driver and confirmed that he displayed signs of impairment. As a result, officers processed him for DUI before he was later released.

At this time, an active investigation to determine more details is still currently underway. Those with further information are encouraged to contact local officials as soon as possible.

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

The death of a family member is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that no money can make up for the tragic loss of a loved one. However, the family must understand and protects their rights. Their wrongful death attorneys understand that legal issues impose challenges on those involved. They are here to help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the concerns and needs of your family. Call their office today to find out how they can help you 1-800-900-0000. For more accident news, click here.

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