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Man Who Died in Single-Vehicle Accident Identified

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Date: August 27, 2010
Contact: Shannan Marcak, (928)638-7958

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – The man killed in a single-vehicle accident on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park has been identified as 22 year old Randy Nelson of Chambers, Arizona.

Nelson died as a result of injuries he sustained when a pick-up truck he was riding in ran into a tree near the intersection of Center and Shuttle Bus Roads in Grand Canyon Village at about 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 23.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service with the assistance of the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

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Did You Know?

THEODORE ROOSEVELT AT THE GRAND CANYON

President Theodore Roosevelt said of Grand Canyon, "Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it. What you can do is to keep it for your children, your children's children, and for all who come after you, as one of the great sights which every American should see."