Driver dies pinned under vehicle

YUMA, Ariz. - The Yuma County Sheriff's Office has identified the woman that died after the vehicle she was driving rolled back on her and pinned her.


Wednesday at approximately 9:54 p.m., the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single vehicle collision on Alameda Avenue and 26th Street in the Foothills.


The initial investigation revealed that the driver of the silver, 2013 Jeep Compass attempted to exit the vehicle believing that the vehicle was in the park position; however, the vehicle was not in the park position and rolled back over the driver, who then became pinned under the vehicle.


The driver of the vehicle, Monica Tuggle, 63, of Yuma, was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin notification has been made.


The cause of the incident is still under investigation; however, alcohol does appear to be a factor in the collision.


Anyone with information regarding this case, please contact the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office at 928-783-4427 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous. You can also visit our website at to submit an anonymous tip.


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