FLORENCE, AZ (February 2nd, 2024) - A Peoria man has been indicted for murder in a deadly wrong-way crash that killed a mother and injured her daughter along the US 60 in Apache Junction.
On Saturday, January 20th, around 9:30pm, multiple people began calling 911 to report the driver of a truck driving aggressively, moving in and out of traffic, and then heading the wrong direction, driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of the US 60 near Mountain View Road. Shortly after, the truck collided with an SUV heading in the correct direction.
The driver of the F150 was identified as Adam Parker, 37, of Peoria. The driver of the SUV, Elizabeth McAloon, 28, died from her injuries. McAloon's seven-year-old daughter was also injured in the crash. According to the probable cause statement, a blood draw showed Parker's BAC in excess of 0.23.
A grand jury indicted Parker on the following counts:
- Second Degree Murder (13-1104A3) Class 1 Felony
- Aggravated Assault (13-1204A2) Class 2 Felony
"This incident shows a tragic and real-life consequence of driving impaired," said County Attorney Kent Volkmer. "Our thoughts are with the victim's family and especially the young child who is now without her mother."
Parker was arraigned Friday in Pinal County Superior Court.
As a reminder, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.