La Paz Co. Crash Report: 2 killed in fiery 2-vehicle collision involving semi on AZ-72 near Bouse


Crash Report –  AZ-72 near Bouse,

    La Paz Co., AZ 


Report ID: 2024 May 8

NCIC#: Unknown

OFFICER ID#: Unknown

Traffic Unit(s) Involved: 2

Occupants: 3

Injuries/Fatalities: Yes

Vehicle Damage (If Any): Likely

Property Damage (other than vehicles): Unknown

Road Surface Condition: Unknown

Manner of Crash Impact (Single Vehicle, Angle, Left Turn, Rear-End, Head-On, Sideswipe, U-Turn, Other, Unknown): Rear-end

Location of Pedestrian/Cyclist (If Any): N/A


LA PAZ CO., AZ – Two men died Wednesday following a two-vehicle collision along the highway near Bouse.

The incident happened before noon about two hours west of Phoenix on AZ-72.

Police say that a van rear-ended and 18-wheeler along AZ-72 when the latter vehicle slowed to make a turn. The collision caused the van to catch fire, entrapping the occupants.

The two 21-year-old men in the van, Christopher Stevens and Jonathan Hernandez, died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Motorists likely experienced delays along AZ-72 in the area of the crash while crews worked to clear the scene.

A full investigation is underway.

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Please note that the sample above draws upon details published by 12 News and is NOT an official statewide collision report.