Her's crash site
Crash Site Location in Salome, Arizona
This is the location where the band "Her's" died in a car crash.
It is situated on Interstate 10 near Salome, Arizona.
To find the exact crash site, you can use the coordinates that are listed in the "Directions" section below.
Her's was a popular, two-man indie rock band from Liverpool, England. The duo consisted of Stephen Fitzpatrick (24) and Audun Laading (25).
In March 2019, they flew to the United States to promote their debut album, "Invitation To Her's".
On March 26th, 2019, the band performed at the Rebel Lounge in Phoenix, Arizona. Later that night, they left Phoenix in a van that was being driven by their tour manager, Trevor Engelbrektson.
Their next stop was Santa Ana, California, where they were scheduled to perform the following day.
Santa Ana was a long, six-hour drive away. Consequently, they decided to make up some ground by traveling overnight.
Sadly, they never made it to the west coast, as roughly one hour into their journey, Engelbrektson suddenly came face-to-face with every motorist's worst nightmare.
At around 1 a.m. on March 27th, they were driving westbound along this section of the I-10 when they were struck by a Nissan pickup truck that was traveling in the wrong direction.
The high-speed, head-on collision caused both vehicles to immediately burst into flames.
Fitzpatrick, Laading, and Engelbrektson were all killed by the impact and ensuing fire. The driver of the other vehicle, Francisco Rebollar (64), also died.
Although it is unknown why Rebollar was driving in the wrong direction, the police stated that they found alcohol among the wreckage. They also noted that several members of the public had called 911 to report that a Nissan pickup truck was traveling eastbound in the westbound lane.
Her's crash site location
The address and the GPS coordinates for this location are as follows:
Interstate-10, Salome, Arizona, AZ 85348, USA
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The crash occurred on the westbound lane of the I-10 in La Paz County. The site is roughly 70 miles west of Phoenix.
Details about the general area
La Paz County is situated in the west of Arizona.
Photos of the site and other related images.
Francisco Rebollar inexplicably drove for four miles in the wrong direction before he smashed into the front of Her's tour van.
The two vehicles were completely gutted by the ensuing fire. Due to the severity of their injuries, the bodies were not immediately identifiable.
It is unlikely that the band's tour manager, Trevor Engelbrektson, had enough time to react, as it was 1 a.m. and he was driving along a dark, rural highway that had a 75 mph (120 km) speed limit.
By the time he realized that a vehicle was hurtling right towards him, it was almost certainly too late.
Shortly before the crash, the police received several reports that a Nissan pickup truck was driving eastbound in the westbound lane of the I-10. However, they were unable to reach the scene before the collision occurred.
Image source: Google Maps
This Google Street View image of the crash site was taken in March 2021.
As you can see, the burn marks are still visible on the road.
The collision occurred near milepost 68 on Interstate 10, which is about 2 miles west of an area called Centennial.
Fans of the band created a memorial at the site by leaving behind flowers and homemade signs.
Google Street View
Engelbrektson was driving westbound in the left lane when Rebollar's Nissan pickup truck came speeding towards him.
At the time, it was roughly 1 a.m. Furthermore, there are no street lights in the area.
The darkness, the presence of other vehicles, the oncoming headlights in the eastbound carriageway, and the unexpected nature of such a bizarre event would have made it extremely difficult for Engelbrektson to realize what was happening.
Another difficulty of dealing with a wrong-way driver is that swerving to avoid them can actually lead to a head-on crash, as they will often attempt to divert their course at the exact same moment.
When two pedestrians walk into each other, it can sometimes lead to an awkward sidewalk dance.
Unfortunately, when it comes to driving, the result is far more tragic.
Stephen Fitzpatrick, Audun Laading, and Trevor Engelbrektson
Stephen Fitzpatrick (24), Audun Laading (25), and their tour manager, Trevor Engelbrektson (37), were all killed in the collision.
Fitzpatrick and Laading had released their debut album, "Invitation to Her's", just seven months earlier. At the time, they were promoting it by touring across the United States.
Engelbrektson was a musician from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sadly, he left behind a wife and two children.
Her's performed their last concert at the Rebel Lounge in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 26th, 2019.
The following day, they were due to play at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana, California.
Initially, the band wasn't planning on visiting Phoenix or Santa Ana. However, they decided to add the cities to a seven-day "tour extension" in January 2019.
Coordinates: 33.494603, -112.032068
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