UPDATE: MCAS Yuma Marine involved in car crash, one left with serious injuries

MCAS Yuma Marine involved in crash

Updated: May 12, 2022 – 5:58 PM

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – News 11 reached out to MCAS Yuma for a statement. What they said can be read below.

“We are aware of a vehicle incident involving a military High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) from MCAS Yuma colliding with a civilian vehicle near Avenue 5E and E. 32nd Street in Yuma today. We are conducting a detailed review of the incident and the events leading up to it. The health and safety of our Marines and the members of the community around us is a priority.”

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – The Yuma Police Department says a car crash left a woman hospitalized with serious injuries on Thursday morning.

At about 10:41 am on May 12, officers were called in reference to a crash on 5E Avenue and E. 32nd Street.

Police say a 20-year-old Marine with MCAS Yuma was driving a Humvee and crashed into a Jeep Grand Cherokee which was being driven by a 29-year-old woman.

The Humvee didn’t yield when turning left and crashed into the Jeep, however, the driver of the Jeep wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.

The Jeep’s driver was flown to a Phoenix-area hospital in serious condition and the two people inside the Humvee only had minor injuries.

Investigations note alcohol and speed not being a factor in the crash.

If anyone has information on this incident, YPD encourages to call (928) 373-4700 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous.

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