Felix Perez ID’d as Driver Killed in Wrong-Way Accident near Loop 101 and Thunderbird Road in Glendale

Felix Perez
Jurupa Valley Man Killed in Glendale Wrong-Way Crash Identified

Glendale, Arizona (October 31, 2023) – Felix Perez, 27, of Jurupa Valley has been identified as a motorist killed in a wrong-way crash early Sunday morning in Glendale.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the collision happened at around 3:46 a.m. October 29 on State Route 101 between West Thunderbird and West Bell Roads.

A wrong-way driver in a pickup truck collided head-on with a tour bus for unknown reasons.

Perez was rushed to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Seven other parties were also taken to hospital with injuries ranging from minor to moderate.

An investigation is ongoing.


Peoria, Arizona (October 29, 2023) – One person died in a wrong-way crash early Sunday morning in Peoria.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the accident happened on Loop 101 near Thunderbird Road at around 3:45 a.m.

A Chevy Silverado was reportedly traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of the highway when it collided head-on with a band tour bus that was carrying members of the “Piano Men: Generations” band.

The Chevy driver suffered major injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died.

Two people on the bus were transported to the hospital with moderate and minor injuries.

Five other passengers on the bus were treated at the scene and released.

Authorities say impairment appears to be a factor in the wreck.

More details about the accident were not released.

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