Contact: Alfonso Zavala, Lt. Darren Simmons, or Deputy Roxanne Meyer
Phone: (928) 783-4427
DR# 2013-73192


4:25 PM, September 12, 2013

Fatality Collision


Location of Incident: Levee Road and Avenue 12E - Yuma, AZ

On Thursday, September 12, 2013, at 0548 hours, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single vehicle roll over collision in the area of the Levee Road and Avenue 12E. The vehicle involved was a gray Dodge Ram 3500 which was northbound on the Levee Road. The initial investigation revealed that the Dodge drove off the Levee Road westbound, rolled, and came to rest on Avenue 12E facing east. The driver was ejected from the vehicle through the driver’s side window. The body of the deceased driver was located under water in the drainage ditch.

The Dodge was being operated by Mr. Derek Leon Madole, a 51 year old male from Dome Valley, Arizona.  Next of kin notification has been made.

The cause of the incident is still under investigation.

Information Released By: A. Zavala, PIO