Crash involving a crane truck leaves 2 dead, 2 hurt in Queen Creek

The person who died was in the Mazda sedan.
The person who died was in the Mazda sedan.(Arizona's Family)
Published: Oct. 6, 2022 at 3:13 PM MST
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QUEEN CREEK, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Two people are dead, and two others are hurt after a crane truck and a sedan crashed in Queen Creek on Thursday afternoon. It happened on State Route 24 at Williams Field Road just after 1:15 p.m. Investigators say the driver of a Mazda sedan, 75-year-old Thomas Welder, ran and red light and crashed into a crane truck.

Welder died at the scene, and three other people inside were taken to the hospital. Police say Welder’s wife, Jean, later died from her injuries. Officers didn’t say if the crane truck driver was also injured.

Aerial video from Arizona’s Family news chopper shows severe damage to the red Mazda on the driver’s side. An investigation is underway.