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10/16/2012 10:38:00 AM
Woman dies in car accident on North Rim of Grand Canyon
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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - A woman died Oct. 9 after driving into a tree and rolling her vehicle near the north entrance to Grand Canyon National Park.

Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of a motor vehicle accident on Highway 67 at approximately 11:45 a.m.

Rangers responded to the accident as a cooperating agency planning to assist the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS). When they arrived on scene, rangers found the vehicle on its side approximately 2.5 miles south of the entrance station, inside of Grand Canyon National Park.

The driver of the vehicle, 57-year old Carol Cook of Woodbine, Maryland, died at the scene. Her passenger was transported to Kane County Hospital in Kanab, Utah, where he is being treated for minor injuries.

Preliminary indications are that the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree causing the vehicle to roll on to its side. The driver and passenger were both wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

The National Park Service and DPS with the assistance of the Coconino County Medical Examiner are conducting an investigation into the incident.




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