FLORENCE, Ariz. – The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two separate single motor vehicle roll-over crashes which left one person dead in each incident.
Alcohol Suspected in Two Fatal Crashes Over Holiday Weekend
62-Year-Old San Tan Valley Man Killed in Roll-Over
|Vehicle driven by Wooten pictured.|
On the evening of 9/1/2012, around 9:23 p.m., a 2007 Kia Spectra traveling southbound along Ironwood Road lost control and rolled over the median, through opposite lanes of traffic and into a cattle fence before coming to rest.
Several people at the motocross track witnessed the accident and responded to the scene to help. The driver, identified as Rickey E Wooten, 62, of San Tan Valley, suffered severe head trauma during the crash and was unresponsive.
An off-duty registered nurse stopped her vehicle and performed CPR on Wooten until paramedics arrived. Wooten was unresponsive and flown by air to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Evidence at the scene suggests speed and alcohol were contributing factors in the roll-over.
Two Injured, One Killed on Early Morning Roll-Over
|Vehicle driven by Gurulee pictured.|
On the morning of 9/2/2012, around 2:12 a.m., PCSO deputies responded to the area of Cactus Forest Road, near the intersection of Custer Road, Florence, for a single vehicle roll-over collision.
The driver of the vehicle, Damien Gurulee, 18, lost control of the sedan he was driving westbound along Cactus Rd, and rolled through several trees.
One 18-year-oldpassenger was injured during the roll-over, while a third passenger, identified as Albert Lopez, 22, was fatally injured and pronounced deceased on scene.
Gurulee and the other 18-year-old passenger were both flown by air to Maricopa Medical Center for treatment.
Speed and alcohol are being investigated as possible contributing factors in the roll-over.