SUV rolls 20-plus times down Mingus Mountain; passengers escape serious injury

  • Source: Verde Independent
  • Published: 01/13/2021 08:35 AM

PHOTO: A couple was able to walk away with minor injuries after rolling their 2020 SUV about 20 times down a cliff in a remote part of Mingus Mountain Sunday afternoon, according to Police Chief Allen Muma. A Jerome police pickup and ATV took three hours to travel the 16 miles of narrow and unstable sections of Forest Road 413, which winds from the top of Mingus Mountain to Jerome, Muma said, The caravan had to travel about 5 mph and contained firefighters and EMTs, he said. Muma believed the vehicle was a 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser, but he could not tell for sure because it dark when they reached the couple, and the vehicle was down a hill entangled in brush. “It was a brand new vehicle, husband and wife. It rolled 20 times at least,” Muma said. He could only get a glimpse of the white reflection of the vehicle with his flashlight.


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