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Man dead after crashing into MCAS wall

YCSO investigates circumstances leading up to wreck

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The Yuma County Sheriff's Office (YCSO) is investigating a crash that left a man dead.

YCSO says 42-year-old German Hernandez, of Laveen, Arizona, was driving southbound along Avenue 3E in a box truck when he veered off the road and crashed into the perimeter wall surrounding Marine Corps Air Station Yuma (MCAS). Deputies say the vehicle didn't break through the wall, instead it continued along the wall before finally coming to a stop.

Paramedics took Hernandez to Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC), where doctors pronounced him dead.

YCSO continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash. Deputies urge anyone with information to call them at 928-783-4427 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous. You can also submit an anonymous tip on the YCSO website.

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