Karen Malisa, David Kero Killed in Crash on Cotton Lane Bridge [Goodyear, AZ]

Karen Malisa, David Kero Killed in Crash on Cotton Lane Bridge [Goodyear, AZ]
Karen Malisa, David Kero Killed in Crash on Cotton Lane Bridge [Goodyear, AZ]

David Kero and Karen Malisa Die, Pedro Quintana-Lujan Arrested in Goodyear Cycling-Car Accident

GOODYEAR, AZ (March 3, 2023) — Police released new information about a car accident that left two cyclists dead and injured 18 others on Saturday, February 25.

61-year-old Karen Malisa of Goodyear and 65-year-old David Kero of Michigan died in the crash while riding with a bicycling group, West Valley Cycle, shortly before 8:00 a.m. on Cotton Lane Bridge.

The driver was identified as 26-year-old Pedro Quintana-Lujan. Quintana-Lujan claimed that his steering had locked and his vehicle began drifting to the right. He allegedly let off the gas when he heard a metallic sound, and regained steering before turning left and stopping in the middle of the bridge.

Goodyear Police Department said he struck the barrier wall on the side of the bridge and traveled for roughly 520 feet before finally coming to a stop. Documents show that he only braked for the final 87 feet.

Quintana-Lujan did not show signs of impairment immediately after the crash but reportedly told police that he shared marijuana with his wife around 11 hours before the crash. Authorities are still awaiting the results of a blood test at the time of publication.

Quintana-Lujan was booked into a Maricopa County jail facing two counts of manslaughter, three counts of aggravated assault, 18 counts of endangerment, and two counts of causing serious injury or death by a moving violation.

The case is still under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

Our sympathies to the loved ones of David Kero and Karen Malisa.

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