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Police identify man killed after crash in Yuma

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - UPDATE

Police identify the man that died last Friday after crashing into a wooden road barrier.

The Yuma Police Department identified the passenger as 44 year old John Heidmiller.

ORIGINAL STORY

Yuma Police Department (YPD) responded to a report of a vehicle collision with injuries in the 8800 block of Avenue 8 ½ E, Friday evening at approximately 9:23.

Initial investigation revealed a 2002 GMC Sierra collided with a wooden road barrier. A 16-year-old female was driving the vehicle, accompanied by a 44-year-old male in the passenger seat.

The man was pronounced deceased at the scene. Correspondingly, the driver was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center as a precaution.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor, and the case is still under investigation. 

Officers encourage anyone with any information about this case to please call the YPD at (928) 373-4700 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous.

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