Contact: Alfonso Zavala, Lt. Darren Simmons, or Deputy Roxanne Meyer
Phone: (928) 783-4427
DR# 2013-73071


9:15 AM, September 12, 2013

Fatality Accident


Location of Incident: 1600 block W. County 17 ¾ Street - Yuma, AZ

On Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at 1641 hours, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single vehicle collision at the 1600 Block of West County 17 ¾ Street.

The vehicle involved was a Ford Explorer which was eastbound on County 17 ¾ Street. The initial investigation revealed that the driver of the Ford lost control of the vehicle and collided with a power pole located on the north side of the roadway.

The Ford was being operated by Ms. Jeri Ellen McCoy, a 54 year old female from Yuma, Arizona. Ms. McCoy was the sole occupant of the vehicle. She was transported to the Yuma Regional Medical Center via Rural Metro Ambulance. She was pronounced deceased at the emergency room.  Next of Kin notification has been made.

The cause of the incident is still under investigation. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the collision.

Information Released By: A. Zavala, PIO