Man found shouting for help while wife dies in sinking car

PHOENIX, AZ – An event of tragic proportions has recently unfolded in Arizona, as a man faces murder charges following a car accident that claimed the life of his wife. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office disclosed that Anthony Joseph Maiorana and his wife Megan Maiorana were returning from a baseball game last Friday, when their vehicle went off-road, plunging into a lake. News outlets identified a miscalculation while navigating a curve as the initiating incident.

Eyewitness reports and police evidence describe the car’s harrowing trajectory. After failing to turn at the curve, the car ran into a curb, skidded across the sidewalk, grazed the grass, and collided with a concrete culvert. The impact sent the vehicle flying a significant distance before it met a watery conclusion in the lake.

On arrival, Goodyear Police Department officers found Anthony Maiorana outside the sinking vehicle, visibly distressed and calling out that his wife was still inside. Onlookers relayed to responding officers that they’d heard the sound of an accelerating vehicle followed by screams.

Despite valiant efforts by bystanders and police officers, all rescue attempts proved futile and Megan could not be extracted from the vehicle. The report from the County Attorney’s office further discloses that Anthony Maiorana’s blood alcohol level registered over twice the legal limit.

Aside from a second-degree murder indictment, Maiorana is also facing multiple charges including a reckless manslaughter felony, extreme DUI, reckless driving, and driving under the influence of liquor, drugs, or vapors. He is currently being held at Maricopa County Jail, with a $150,000 bail set.

During his court appearance, Maiorana mentioned that he uses bipolar medication. His indictment explicitly details how, without any premeditated motive but with an extreme indifference toward human life, his reckless actions led to the death of his wife.

The couple had been married for nine years. Megan is remembered by loved ones as a cherished friend and a devoted Arizonan.