MCSO: 1 dead, 1 injured after crash at 83rd Avenue and Buckeye

TOLLESON, AZ - Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies say one person has died as a result of a car crash in Tolleson Thursday night.

MCSO spokesman Brandon Jones said the accident happened around 8:30 p.m. near 83rd Avenue and Buckeye Road.

Jones said 44-year-old Mark Jones was traveling eastbound on Buckeye Road in a Chevy 1/2 ton pickup and when he tried to turn left into a QT parking lot to beat oncoming traffic, he was hit by a Nissan passenger car.

Authorities said Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Nissan was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Jones said at this time impairment does not appear to be a factor, however speed is unknown.  

Officials said it is doubtful that the Nissan driver will face criminal charges.

Buckeye Road was closed at 83rd Avenue while crews worked to clear the scene.

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