Thomas Oviatt and Janette Oviatt Killed in Speeding Accident on 43rd Avenue [Phoenix, AZ]
Two Pronounced Dead after Speeding Auto Collision near Ruth Avenue
PHOENIX, AZ (December 19, 2023) – Wednesday afternoon, Thomas Oviatt and Janette Oviatt were killed in a speeding accident on 43rd Avenue.
Around 2:30 p.m., police responded to the scene just south of Dunlap Avenue, near Ruth Avenue on December 13th.
Per reports, 80-year-old Thomas was driving a vehicle with 79-year-old Janette as a passenger. As he attempted to make a U-turn, a speeding northbound Ford struck him.
Due to the extent of injuries sustained, medics pronounced Janette dead at the scene. Meanwhile, paramedics took Thomas and the Ford driver to a nearby hospital where Thomas later succumbed to his injuries.
Following preliminary duties, authorities do not suspect impairment as a factor of the collision, and an active investigation is still underway. Once available, more details will be provided.
Our warm and sincerest sympathies go out to the friends and family of Thomas Oviatt and Janette Oviatt. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.
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