Three persons were killed in a two-vehicle accident near Yuma on Monday. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 29-year-old Melanie Darlene Jose was pronounced dead at the scene after she became trapped in her vehicle.
Also, her passenger 55-year-old Harriet Phillips was declared dead on the scene after she was trapped in the rear seat of the car.
A front seat passenger, identified as 32-year-old Leatrice Tourtillott was also killed.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Avenue “D” and County Ninth Street. The Toyota Camry driven by Jose, was struck by a Dodge pickup truck, driven by 30-year-old Alberto Espinoza of Yuma. He was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center by ambulance as a precaution.