Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mesa Officer Killed Head-On by 30 Mile Wrong Way Driver Raul Silva Corona

Mesa Officer Killed Head-On by 30 Mile Wrong Way Driver Raul Silva Corona

May 12, 2014 Mesa Officer Killed Head-On by 30 Mile Wrong Way Driver Raul Silva Corona  who was killed after he eluded police while driving his car for 30 miles in the wrong direction and killed an off-duty Mesa Police officer by ramming him head on. Investigators believed he could be impaired, and he had never been issued a driving licence. No motive has been offered for this suicide attack on a police officer and the public. tags: Timeline 2014, vehicle attack, police victim, wrong-way driver, possible dui, no motive, drives like terrorist


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*10 42-year-old ID'd as wrong-way driver who killed Mesa officer azcentral.com 3 hours ago
Written by Yihyun Jeong Officials have identified the driver of the vehicle that struck and killed an off-duty Mesa police officer early Monday after driving more than 30 miles in the wrong direction on Interstate 10. Raul Silva Corona. Authorities say he died from blunt force trauma.


42-year-old ID'd as wrong-way driver who killed Mesa officer

azcentral.com
15 hours ago
Written by
Yihyun Jeong
Officials have identified the driver of the vehicle that struck and killed an off-duty Mesa police officer early Monday after driving more than 30 miles in the wrong direction on Interstate 10.Silva Corona continued going the wrong way as he entered the U.S. 60 interchange, when he fatally hit Mendoza head-on, Cook said.

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Mendoza, a 13-year Mesa police veteran, had completed a shift and was on his way home.

Silva Corona died in the accident as well, and investigators believe he could have been impaired.

The Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office did not release results of Silva Corona's toxicology screening with the cause and manner of death.

Silva Corona has no record of having been issued a driver's license, according to DPS. The absence of that document made it difficult to determine whether Silva Corona had any prior encounters with law enforcement



  1. Wrong-way driver dies after crash on freeway ramp - FOX 10 ...

    www.myfoxphoenix.com/.../wrong-way-driver-dies-after-cras...

    KSAZ‑TV
    2 days ago - The driver of the vehicle that hit Mendoza was later identified as Raul Silva Corona. Authorities say he died from blunt force trauma. Candlelight ...

(pretty obvious deliberate murder was his motive)
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  • Carrie Bethel ·  ·  Top Commenter · Partner/Owner at Self-Employed
    Yes, I believe it was a suicide run and he didn't care anything about who he was also going to kill. He knew what he was doing as he had miles of chances to turn around and go the right way. So sad for this officers family, and all those people that he helped to show that being a good person was the right way to live.

  • Paul Siegel ·  Top Commenter · Phoenix, Arizona
    Carrie Bethel - I seriously doubt it was a "suicide run". He had "miles of chances" to kill himself and never did. The only reason the crash took place was because there was nowhere for the officer to get out of the way



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