Last Sunday we reported on a tragic accident that occurred just after 8:30 PM.
First, we would like to apologize to our readers. With a lot of information being thrown at us upon arriving on scene to report, we made a critical error in incorrectly reporting the individual which caused the incident as being the deceased. As soon as we learned our information may have been incorrect, we re-wrote the same story to state that we were awaiting official release from LHCPD to make that call – a lesson we take away from this. It is never our intention to publish incorrect information, and for that we are very sorry.
Here are the facts as published by Todays News Herald and verified by LHCPD.
21 Year Old Tyler Sugamele was driving a red Ford F-150 [pictured below].
Sugamele left the scene of a rear end collision that occurred further up S. Palo Verde near Hummingbird Drive at a high rate of speed.
[map address=”Humming Bird Lane and S. Palo Verde, Lake Havasu City, AZ.”]
Sugamele ran the red light at Acoma and S. Palo Verde, where he t-boned the 1995 four-door Saturn of 63-year old John Ryan, the vehicle was also occupied by his older pug, both pronounced deceased at the scene.
Sugamele’s truck then went into a side slide causing his truck to lose two tires and traveling into a front yard and damaging two parked vehicles.
Sugamele and a 55 year old woman who was driving during the first collision were transported to Havasu Regional Medical Center. The woman, for non-life threatening injuries.
LHCPD is reporting that drugs appear to be a factor in this incident.
No arrests have been made since charges are still pending.
The investigation revealed there was no passenger in Sugamele’s vehicle.
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