One Killed; Two Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on Avondale Blvd in Avondale, AZ

December 29, 2018
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
State Police
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Semi-Truck
Avondale Blvd
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), serious injuries (2)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Semi-truck was rear ended by intoxicated driver

Possible Liable Defendants

Gabino Matancillas

What Happened

Arizona State Police arrested a driver for their role in the accident that killed one person and injured two others in Avondale, AZ on December 29th, 2018. 19-year old Gabino Matancillas was arrested after an accident that killed one of the passengers in his vehicle and seriously injured two others. Police say Matancillas's vehicle rear-ended a semi truck on Avondale Blvd. Matancillas was found to be driving under the influence and face multiple charges.

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