One dead following tractor-trailer crash

Fatal Collision

YUMA, Ariz. - The Yuma County Sheriff's Office said one person died following a crash between a vehicle and a tractor-trailer.


On Monday at approximately 7:05 P.M. the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a two vehicle collision at the intersection of E. County 14th Street at S. Avenue 4E.


The initial investigation revealed that a white 2016 Kenworth Tractor-Trailer was traveling northbound on Avenue 4E approaching County 14th Street and failed to stop at the intersection and collided with a black 2010 Dodge Charger which had been traveling eastbound on County 14th Street. 


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Critical Accident Response Team and the Criminal Investigation Bureau responded to the scene and assumed the investigation with the assistance of the Arizona Department of Public Safety Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit and the Yuma Police Department.


The driver of Dodge Charger, Charles Cordery, 55, of Yuma, was transported to the Yuma Regional Medical by Rural Metro Fire Department where he died.


The driver of the Kenworth, Surgit Singh, 61, of Wisconsin, was not injured during the collision. 


Next of kin notification has been made, and this case is pending further investigation. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this incident.


Anyone with information regarding this case, please contact the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office at 928-783-4427 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous. 

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