Coconino County, Arizona – March 26, 2013
Police say a female motorist died and her family was injured Tuesday when a vehicle flipped in the Flagstaff area.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, 27-year-old Flagstaff resident Jennifer Pareng was behind the wheel of a red Ford Taurus sedan as it traveled along Interstate 40. As Ms. Pareng approached Exit 201 (Country Club Drive), around 10:55 a.m., she apparently lost control.
Investigators say the Taurus veered off the roadway and flipped. The impact ejected Ms. Pareng from the wreckage, along with a 4-year-old passenger and a 3-year-old passenger.
Paramedics responded to the scene, but were unable to save Ms. Pareng. A male passenger, identified as her husband, was treated for lesser injuries along with the children.
The National Safety Council reports that traffic fatalities increased 5 percent in 2012. A recent study revealed 36,200 traffic deaths last year, up from 34,600 in 2011, the first increase in seven years.
If you would like an official copy of the police report, request a copy with this form.