Expect Cooler Nights with No Precipitation through the Remainder of the Week
Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »
Two Bats Collected in the Park Have Tested Positive for Rabies
One on the North Kaibab Trail and the other at Tusayan Ruin/Museum. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please follow this link. More »
Motor Vehicle Fatality Victim at Grand Canyon National Park Identified
Contact: Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, AZ- The Coconino County Medical Examiner has identified the woman who died in a motor vehicle accident in Grand Canyon National Park on Friday, January 31, 2014 as Yuan Gao, 24 of China.
At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2014 the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call about a two-car motor vehicle accident on South Entrance Road, approximately 3 miles north of the park’s South Entrance Station.
Ms. Gao was the passenger seated in the rear of the sedan. The driver and front seat passenger of the sedan suffered non-critical injuries and were transported to Flagstaff Medical Center. The driver and passenger of the second vehicle, a pick-up truck, were uninjured.
A winter storm was producing sleet and snow prior to and during the motor vehicle accident and may have been a contributing factor to the incident.
No further information is available at this time.
Did You Know?
At the bottom, where Unkar Creek joins the Colorado River sits Unkar Delta where prehistoric Pueblo people occupied numerous sites here for about 350 years (A.D. 850 to A.D. 1200)