Mary Ann Ballard Rippling Injured in Accident at US Hwy 70 in Fort Thomas, AZ

March 28, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Terry Lynn Ripplinger, Mary Ann Ballard Rippling
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 70, Fort Thomas, AZ, U.S.

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Arizona Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Semi-Truck, Passenger Car
US Hwy 70
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Two semi-trucks were involved in a collision with a westbound car

What Happened

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials are investigating a crash that killed one person at US Hwy 70 in Fort Thomas, AZ on March 28th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 6:16 a.m. According to investigators, a semi-truck operated by 58-year-old David Wayne Pinkerton was slowing when it was struck in the rear by a second truck operated by 55-year-old Aaron Wayne Thorson. The force pushed the second truck into a westbound lane where it struck a Nissan Altima operated by 68-year-old Terry Lynn Ripplinger.  Ripplinger suffered fatal injuries in the crash. A passenger, 71-year-old Mary Ann Ballard Ripplinger,, was hospitalized with serious injuries. Police say Thorson was cited for failure to yield.

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