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Contact: Captain Eben Bratcher, Lt. Darren Simmons, Deputy Roxanne Meyer or Alfonso Zavala
Phone: (928) 783-4427
DR# 2013-31906

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
8:30 AM, April 11, 2013

Injury Collision

Location of Incident: Avenue D and Clip Street, Yuma, AZ

On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 2105 hrs, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single ATV injury collision at Avenue D and Clip Street.

The vehicle involved was a green, 2006 Suzuki 4 wheel ATV. Initial investigation revealed the Suzuki was eastbound on the south shoulder of Clip Street. The driver of the Suzuki lost control and rolled the ATV as he approached the intersection of Avenue D. The vehicle came to a rest in the intersection of Clip Street and Avenue D.

The Suzuki was being operated by Mr. Gary Christopher Seale, a 49 year old male from Yuma, Arizona. Mr. Seale was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center via Rural Metro Ambulance and later transported to St. Joseph’s hospital via Care Flight with life threatening injuries.

The cause of the incident is still under investigation. Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the collision.

Information Released By:  Captain Eben Bratcher