Winkelman man killed south of Globe Thursday

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Arizona’s monsoon weather had a hand in a fatal accident that claimed the life of a Winkelman man.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 3 p.m., a two-vehicle collision on Highway 77 at milepost 164.2, approximately eight miles south of Globe, a vehicle driven by Jody Gibson, 18, Tempe, was traveling north when it hydroplaned during a heavy rainstorm, crossed into the southbound lane and collided head on with a second vehicle, driven by Gilbert Meza, 47, Winkelman.

Gibson and her passenger, Angel Wheeler, 28, Tempe, sustained only minor injuries. Meza was pronounced dead.

The accident forced the closure of the highway for several hours while DPS officers investigated. Traffic between Globe and Winkelman was routed through Kearny and Superior on Highway 177.

admin (7655 Posts)


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus Presents “A Girl’s Life” April 10 & 12

    March 30th, 2015
    by

    TUCSON, AZ – On April 10 and 12 the Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus will present “A Girl’s Life.” Songs in […]


    Pastor’s Corner

    March 30th, 2015
    by

    We read in John 14:23, “If anyone loves Me, he will obey My commands/teaching.” This is Jesus speaking clearly. He […]


    Workers Struggle in a Mining town

    March 25th, 2015
    by

    T T T he towns of Clifton and Morenci, Ariz. are located in Greenlee County. The Morenci Mining District in 1903 would become the site of labor unrest that would lead


    Kearny originally declared ‘hostile, uninhabitable’

    March 25th, 2015
    by

    Pinal Nugget Kearny’s roots began in the 1800s as legendary Arizona explorer Father Kino sought to convert the Apache Indian communities in the area to Christianity.


  • Stories Just For You

    Superior Police Report

    January 29th, 2014
    by

    According to state law, police may arrest suspected offenders by two methods. The suspect may be physically taken into the […]


    Pinal County Sheriff’s Report

    January 29th, 2014
    by

    The Pinal County Sheriff’s Report is taken from the daily logs, based on the information provided by deputies. All persons […]


    Kearny Police Report

    January 29th, 2014
    by

    According to state law, there are two methods by which police may arrest suspected offenders. The suspect may be physically […]


    Kayaking on the Gila River, a journey into the near wild

    January 29th, 2014
    by

    By Nina Crowder Copper Basin News Kayaking in the Copper Corridor takes just a short journey for a day filled […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather