Contact: Alfonso Zavala, Lt. Darren Simmons, or Deputy Roxanne Meyer
Phone: (928) 783-4427
DR#2013-95579

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9:00 AM, November 27, 2013



Industrial Accident

 

Location of Incident: Avenue F ½ and County 16 ½ Street - Somerton, AZ


On November 26, 2013 at approximately 4:06 p.m., the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Avenue F ½ and County 16 ½ Street in reference to a female victim being struck and run over by a produce trailer in an agriculture field.

Upon arrival, deputies were informed that the victim and witness were walking to their break area and did not notice the tractor was backing up with a produce trailer. They attempted to beat the trailer, but were unable to. The victim pushed the witness out of harm’s way, however, the victim was unable to move herself in time. The victim was struck by the trailer causing her to fall and was run over by the trailer.

Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the victim to the Yuma Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased upon arrival. Next of kin notification has been made.

Victim:  Ana Maria Barrera-Bogarin, 60 year old female of San Luis, AZ.

Information Released By: Alfonso Zavala - PIO