Elizabeth Simpson, Jace Hochstetler, and 14-Year-Old Girl Dead after Two-Vehicle Collision near 107th Avenue [Peoria, AZ]


Three Dead, Three Injured after Two-Car Crash near Lone Cactus Drive

PEORIA, AZ (November 21, 2022)– Sunday evening, a two-car crash on 107th Avenue left Elizabeth Simpson, Jace Hochstetler, and one teen dead.

The incident happened on November 20th, at around 9:00 p.m. near the intersection of 107th Avenue and Lone Cactus Drive.

According to reports, a Jeep SUV was traveling in the southbound lanes when it struck a Mazda that was making a left turn from Lone Cactus Drive. The impact of the collision caused the occupants of both vehicles to sustain injuries.

Emergency crews arrived shortly after and pronounced 36-year-old Elizabeth Simpson of Glendale and 31-year-old Jace Hochstetler of Phoenix dead at the scene. Medics then transported four children who were in the Mazda to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. Later, at the hospital, one of the children, a 14-year-old girl, succumbed to her injuries. Two of the other children sustained life-threatening injuries and one other had minor injuries.

Meanwhile, the driver of the Jeep sustained minor injuries. Medics transported him to a local hospital as well.




In this sorrowful time, the Sweet James team would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased child, Elizabeth Simpson, Jace Hochstetler. May you find comfort and strength during the difficult days ahead.






The sudden loss of a loved one is an extremely difficult time for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that legal decisions have to be made. They are here to provide you with unmatched legal representation during this trying time. They will fight to hold the responsible party accountable and help you receive compensation to pay for the high costs of medical, funeral, and legal expenses. Call their office today at (800) 975-3435. Need help after hours? Reach out to them by online chat, email, or text message. 


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