Tragic UTV Incident Leaves Teen Dead, Another Critical in Cochise County

COCHISE COUNTY, Ariz. — A deadly incident involving a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) has gripped Cochise County, as authorities from the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office delve into the circumstances surrounding the tragic event.

On Saturday, deputies swiftly responded to a distress call emanating from a private property situated off Hawkeye Rd. in Elfrida. Initial reports indicated that a pair of adolescents, aged 13 and 14, were navigating a side-by-side UTV when an unforeseen incident led to their ejection from the vehicle.

Tragically, the 13-year-old succumbed to her injuries, marking a devastating loss, while her 14-year-old companion was swiftly transported to a medical facility in Tucson, where she remains in critical condition.

As the community grapples with shock and sorrow, authorities affirm that a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident is underway, promising to leave no stone unturned in their quest for answers.

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