Maricopa Co. Crash Report: Wrong-way crash on W Van Buren near 52nd kills 1


Crash Report – N 52nd Ave & W Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 


Report ID: 2024 April 5

NCIC#: Unknown

OFFICER ID#: Unknown

Traffic Unit(s) Involved: 4

Occupants: At least 4

Injuries/Fatalities: Yes

Vehicle Damage (If Any): Unknown but 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): Head-on

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


PHOENIX, AZ – A 27-year-old man died, and another person was critically hurt in a 4-vehicle crash along a busy Phoenix roadway.

The incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. on West Van Buren Street near North 52nd Avenue. This is south of I-10 and east of AZ-202.

Police say the victim was headed westbound on the eastbound side of West Van Buren when he collided with three eastbound vehicles.

Authorities pronounced the wrong-way driver deceased at the scene. They identified the driver as Daniel Barcelo.

Medics transported one other driver to the hospital with serious injuries.

The remaining drivers were unhurt.

A full investigation is underway.

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