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MEDIA RELEASE FROM SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 AT 11:30 AM
Flagstaff, AZ - On September 28th at 10:53pm Coconino County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the report of a single vehicle accident with multiple injuries involving four occupants on FS 82E (Ashurst Lake Rd).
Coconino County Sheriff's Deputies from Flagstaff, Mormon Lake Fire Department and Guardian Medical responded to Mile Post 0.5 on Forest Service Rd 82E. Reports indicated that a white Ford ½-ton pickup had gone off the road striking a tree on the driver’s side of the vehicle near the back-passenger door area, and that all four occupants were injured.
Upon arriving on scene, first responders found the passenger who was riding behind the driver had sustained traumatic injuries from the vehicle’s impact with the tree. The victim, Justin Denault, age 19 of Imperial, CA, was transported by Guardian Medical to Flagstaff Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The victim was later transported to the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office for further investigation.
The other three passengers also were transported to the Flagstaff Medical Center where they were treated and released for lesser injuries.
Investigation into the cause of the accident is still on going. Sheriff's Office investigators will be at the accident location the remainder of the day conducting scene investigation. More information will be made available as the investigation continues.
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