Couple killed in Carefree Highway motorcycle crash

By Curtis Riggs | December 10, 2008

Several other weekend accidents in area
DESERT FOOTHILLS – Area police and fire agencies were busy over the weekend responding to vehicle and equestrian accidents and even to aid a boy injured while skateboarding.

Two people were killed at about 10 a.m. on Saturday when the motorcycle they were riding collided with a car, which was making a U-Turn at 16th Street and Carefree Highway. The Daisy Mountain Fire Department responded to the accident. Margaret Villa was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene. Ramon Villa died after he was airlifted to John C. Lincoln North Mountain.

A 57-year-old woman who was riding her horse, along with another rider and horse, on the trail near Schoolhouse Road and Cielo Run was injured just after noon on Saturday when she was bucked off after a jogger spooked her horse. The rider was airlifted to John C. Lincoln North Mountain to be treated for a fractured spine, Rural/Metro Fire Department Chief John Kraetz said.

A 16-year-old boy received a head injury when he fell off his skateboard after losing control of it just after 4 p.m. on Saturday. He crashed while coming down the hill just north of the Desert Foothills Library on Schoolhouse Road.

On Sunday, Dec. 7 a 63-year-old man was injured near his home on 42nd Street at about 10:20 a.m. His injury occurred after he was bucked off the horse, which then stepped on him between the shoulder blades. He was taken by ambulance to John C. Lincoln North Mountain.