*Updated Information 11/2/2020*
Deceased driver of the white passenger car - Matthew Haughey, 27, of Mesa.
Passenger (deceased) - Krystin Phillips, 26, of Mesa.
*End of Update*
On Saturday, October 31, 2020, at approximately 1:51 PM, an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper was parked within the left shoulder investigating a single-vehicle collision westbound Santan 202 near Kyrene Road.
As the trooper was sitting within his patrol vehicle, a white passenger car traveling westbound entered the shoulder and rear-ended the trooper’s vehicle.
As a result of the collision, the male driver and female passenger of the white car suffered fatal injuries.
The trooper was transported to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
This remains an active investigation and impairment has not been ruled out.