The driver of a rented box truck is facing serious charges after killing a motorist and striking a semi truck while under the influence on Monday morning.
The accident happened on April 4th at around 11 a.m. in Surprise, Arizona.
57-year-old Dewey Sigler was driving a rented box truck near Grand and 163rd Avenues when the “box truck collided with a Toyota passenger vehicle injuring two people inside the vehicle. The force of the impact pushed the Toyota sedan into the desert. The truck then struck a Nissan Altima sedan killing the lone driver. A semi truck then came along and struck the box truck,” said Bart Graves of the Arizona Department of Public Safety to Fox 10.
According to AZ Family, two people inside of the Toyota car were hurt. The trucker was not injured in the incident. First responders attempted to treat Sigler in the back of a DPS vehicle at the scene, but he was slumped over and began complaining of a possible heart attack. Sigler was transported to a hospital where he was given Narcan to reverse the symptoms of a possible opioid overdose. At one point, Sigler told medical staff that he takes about 10 fentanyl pills every day. DPS troopers also found 30 pills in Sigler’s bag at the scene, which they described as “presumably fentanyl.”
Sigler’s toxicology report showed “a presumptive positive for methamphetamines,” as well, but investigators are awaiting the results of further blood tests. Sigler has since been released from the hospital and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on suspicion of manslaughter and drug charges.