Contact: Alfonso Zavala, Lt. Darren Simmons, or Deputy Roxanne Meyer
Phone: (928) 783-4427
DR#2013-96634

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
7:00 AM, December 1, 2013



Vehicle vs Pedestrian Fatality Collision

 

Location of Incident: Highway 95 at approximately Avenue 3¼ E - Yuma, AZ


On 11-30-2013 at approximately 2313 hours, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a male subject walking in the roadway on Highway 95 near Avenue 3E.  While responding to the reported location, the Sheriff’s Office received at least two more calls advising of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision at the same location. 

Initial investigation at the scene revealed that a white 2012 Nissan Armada driven by Henry Ghiotto, 57 years old of Winterhaven, CA, was traveling eastbound on Highway 95 from Avenue 3E. The pedestrian was wearing dark colored clothing was struck while he was in the eastbound lane by the Nissan Armada. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Notification of next of kin is pending the identification of the deceased. The collision remains under investigation. Possible witnesses or anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Deputy Hass at 928-783-4427.

Information Released By: Sgt. Richard Meraz