Fatal Accident in Sun Lakes as Driver Runs Red Light

SUN LAKES, AZ –

In a tragic accident on Friday afternoon, a driver lost their life after running a red light and colliding with another vehicle at the intersection of S E J Robson Blvd and E Riggs Rd.

According to reports from AZFamily, the incident occurred around 2:30 p.m.

The deceased driver, identified as 67-year-old Rita Halverson, ignored the red light and crashed into a vehicle driven by a 58-year-old woman.

Emergency responders swiftly arrived at the scene and transported Halverson to a nearby hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

The other driver sustained serious injuries but is expected to recover, as her injuries were not life-threatening. She was also taken to the hospital for treatment.

Following the accident, authorities closed the intersection to conduct a thorough investigation. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation to determine the precise circumstances that led to this fatal collision.

This tragic event serves as a somber reminder of the critical importance of obeying traffic signals and exercising caution on the roads. The community mourns the loss of Rita Halverson and hopes for the speedy recovery of the injured driver.

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