On Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at just before 7:45pm, Yuma Police officers responded to a report of an ATV rollover accident in the desert area of Avenue 9E and 40th Street. 

The call came in from a 19 year old woman, who had been riding with her mother, a 54 year old woman.  The ATV had flipped, landing on both of them.  The 19 year old was not sure of their exact location.  An extensive search took place with the help of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, Border Patrol and the Department of Public Safety to locate the scene.

At about 10:32 p.m., the ATV was located in the area of the 4700 block of S. Mississippi Avenue by a YPD officer and lifesaving steps were started.  The 19 year old woman was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center with minor injuries; the 54 year old female was dead on the scene.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor. This case is still under investigation. 

The Yuma Police Department encourages anyone with any information about this case to call the Yuma Police Department at (928) 373-4700 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous.