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Rangers Respond to Single Vehicle Accident in Grand Canyon National Park

May 23, 2017

 Grand Canyon, AZ – At approximately noon on Sunday, May 21, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call about a single car accident on Center Road in Grand Canyon Village.

25-year-old Marissa Timeche of Grand Canyon, AZ suffered fatal injuries when the vehicle she was riding in collided with several trees. The driver of the vehicle was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Law enforcement rangers closed Center Road between Market Plaza Road and Lapp Loop in order to safely clear the scene and investigate the incident. The road remained closed until approximately 9 pm.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the Arizona Department of Public Safety in coordination with the National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner. No further information is available.