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Fatal Three-Vehicle Collision Claims Life on 7th Avenue in Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ (March 4, 2024) – An 86-year-old man was tragically killed in a collision involving three vehicles on 7th Avenue near Thomas Road in Phoenix, authorities reported. The fatal accident occurred late Tuesday morning, around 11:00 a.m. on February 27th.

Police and emergency responders arrived at the scene to find a dark-colored sedan and a tan SUV with significant damage. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage, and a third vehicle was also implicated in the incident.

Gladyce Thorson Nielsen, the octogenarian involved, was transported to a local hospital for critical injuries sustained during the accident. Despite the medical team’s efforts, Nielsen succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Another individual, a male whose identity has not been disclosed, was reported to be in stable condition following the event.

Investigators are actively working to determine the cause of the crash and additional information will be made available once the investigation makes further progress.

The community has been deeply affected by this loss, and expressions of condolence go out to the family and friends of Gladyce Thorson Nielsen during this extremely difficult time.

The incident has once again highlighted the potential dangers present on the road and underscores the importance of vigilant driving practices to prevent such tragedies.

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