Ilai Petersen Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Ray Road [Chandler, AZ]

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9-Year-Old Boy Fatally Struck in Pedestrian Collision near Loop 101 

CHANDLER, AZ (November 17, 2023) – Saturday morning, 9-year-old Ilai Petersen was fatally struck in a pedestrian accident on Ray Road.

The incident occurred around 10:30 a.m., near Loop 101.

Investigators say two vehicles collided in the area as one of them was making a left-hand turn. Upon impact, one of the vehicles jumped onto the sidewalk and struck a man and a boy who were waiting to cross the street.

Paramedics arrived and transported 9-year-old Petersen to a nearby hospital for further treatment, where he later died. The man, identified as the boy’s father, also sustained injuries from the crash.

At this time, an active investigation to determine further information is still currently underway. Once available, more details will be provided.

In addition, the family of Petersen began a GoFundMe page to help with costs during this time.


In this sorrowful time, the Sweet James team would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Ilai Petersen. May you find comfort and strength during this devastating time.


Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident is always traumatic and affects all aspects of the lives of those left behind. Here at Sweet James, we understand what you and your family are going through. We are here to help. With our extensive experience in the legal field, we know what it takes to win your case. We have dealt with a variety of cases including personal injury, and wrongful death. Contact our offices by calling 1-800-900-0000 to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced legal professional in your area. For your convenience, we are also available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week through email, text message, and online chat.


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