Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever had been traveling at 62 mph on a dirt road without his seat belt on when his pickup left the road and rolled, killing him.
The new info comes from a report released today by the Coconino County Sheriff's Office, according to an article by ABC-15 News.
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Dever was found dead at the scene moments after the September 18 crash just after sunset in a rural area near Williams. The popular southern Arizona sheriff had been on his way to a hunting trip near White Horse Lake with family members.
Beer cans were found strewn about the accident scene, but there's no indication as of yet that Dever had been drinking.
As we reported previously, engineers with the Kaibab National Forest checked the dirt road for defects. No speed limit signs are posted on the road, Forest Road 109, but state law requires drivers to travel at safe and prudent speeds at all times.