Serious Injury Accident on North Ironwood

On Tuesday December 03, 2013 at 5:41 p.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received several 9-1-1 calls related to a single vehicle rollover crash on North Ironwood Drive north of McCormick Road in San Tan Valley. The callers advised the female driver of the vehicle had been ejected.

Deputies and medical personnel arrived on scene within minutes. The female driver (age 28 of San Tan Valley) was unconscious, had severe head trauma but was breathing. She was treated by medical personnel and transported to Scottsdale Osborne Hospital by air ambulance.

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office – Vehicular Crimes Unit responded and took over the investigation. Roadway evidence and witness statements indicate the driver of the 1998 Buick Skylark began to gradually drift to the left side of the lane and then off of the roadway. The driver attempted to regain control of the vehicle and steer it back onto the roadway but she overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle went into a spin and rolled down the dirt shoulder embankment. The driver was ejected from the vehicle as a result of her not wearing her seatbelt.

At this time, it does not appear that speed, or alcohol/drug impairment are factors in this accident. The investigation is still ongoing to determine the cause.
As of this morning the driver is still in the hospital listed in critical condition with life threatening injuries.

Update:

Krystal Nance (age 28) passed away on December 7th, 2013 at 5:45 p.m. as a result of the injuries she sustained during the accident.

Krystal was married and had five young children.

PCSO Traffic Deputies assigned to our Vehicular Crimes Unit who investigated this case have decided to adopt the family for Christmas and will be taking the children shopping this holiday season for gifts in conjunction with our “Sheriff’s Santa Program.”

Courtney Trumbull (1187 Posts)


One Response to “Serious Injury Accident on North Ironwood”

  1. mike says:

    Understandable the amount of emergency vehicles just really wish they had a better way to direct traffic instead of letting us drive up to it then turn around and seeing the 60 backed up to crimson

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