$50M Claim Filed In Crash That Killed Arizona Boy

September 3, 2013

The family of a young Arizona boy who was fatally struck by Pima County Sheriff’s Department vehicle has filed a claim seeking $50 million in damages.

Authorities say 10-year-old Xavier Arturo Sanchez died July 15 when he was hit by the marked driven by sheriff’s deputy.

Tucson police investigators decided against submitting the case to the county Attorney’s Office because they felt the circumstances didn’t warrant criminal charges against the deputy.

The deputy was en route to a non-emergency call for service about a civil matter when he hit the boy with his vehicle.

Authorities say the deputy tried to swerve to miss Sanchez and wasn’t speeding.

The Arizona Daily Star reported a lawyer for the boy’s father filed the claim, a precursor to a lawsuit. Sheriff’s officials declined comment.

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  • September 4, 2013 at 12:27 am
    Steve says:
    While tragic, this was entirely the fault of the kid darting inot traffic. While I'm sure the family may be lashing out in their pain the real crime is the shister lawyer fil... read more
  • September 3, 2013 at 7:32 pm
    Kafernusse says:
    The local stories here indicated that witnesses reported seeing several kids, including the one hit, were playing in and darting across the street. The county should counter-... read more
  • September 3, 2013 at 4:56 pm
    Al says:
    If the judge in this case let's this frivolous suit go through he should be removed from the bench. This is what drives up our costs for insurance and judicial expenses.
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