“32-year-old Garry Dowse Fatally Struck by Semi Truck in Lake Havasu City Crash”

By | July 19, 2023



A tragic accident occurred on Monday, July 17, 2023, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, involving a semi truck and a pedestrian. The Lake Havasu City Police Department responded to the crash, which took place on SR95 at McCulloch Boulevard South.

According to the investigation, both the semi truck and a Nissan SE truck were traveling northbound on SR 95 from Parker, Arizona. The semi truck driver noticed the Nissan parked in the right through lane, with the operator standing in the roadway to the left of his vehicle. In order to avoid a collision, the semi truck driver had to reduce speed and move into the right turn lane.

However, while the semi truck was slowing down, the operator of the Nissan, identified as 32-year-old Garry Dowse from Chino, California, jumped onto the driver’s side of the semi truck and began hitting the driver’s window aggressively. Unfortunately, Dowse fell from the semi truck and ended up underneath the trailer, where he was struck by the rear axle tires. He tragically succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The Lake Havasu City Police Department’s Crash Investigation Team arrived at the crash scene to conduct a thorough investigation. As a result of the accident, SR95 between McCulloch Boulevard South and Dub Campbell Parkway was closed for several hours. The Arizona Department of Transportation was also notified.

The investigation into the crash is still ongoing, and anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Lake Havasu City Police Department.

The family of the deceased has been notified, and the Public Information Officer for the Lake Havasu City Police Department is Detective Chris Angus.


This tragic accident serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety and the need for caution when driving or walking near traffic. It is crucial for drivers and pedestrians to be aware of their surroundings and to follow traffic rules to prevent such devastating incidents..