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SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT AT KATHERINE LANDING TURNS FATAL

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Date: July 8, 2011
Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. - The National Park Service has identified the man who died as a result of injuries from a Thursday morning single motor vehicle accident as Tylor Krabbe, 20, of Kingman, Ariz. Krabbe and his passenger, a 19-year-old man from Kingman, had been in the park recreating on Lake Mohave. They were leaving the park when the accident occurred on Katherine Landing Access Road sometime between 2:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Thursday.

A preliminary investigation indicates that speed and alcohol are factors that contributed to the accident. Containers of alcohol were found at the scene. Accident reconstruction indicates that the vehicle was traveling at over 75 mph in a 45 mph speed zone.

The vehicle was found off the road and over a hill in a ravine. A park visitor reported seeing debris on the road at 4:36 a.m., but indicated that he didn't see a vehicle in the area. The wreckage was discovered by a National Park Service employee at 6 a.m. Krabbe and the passenger were treated at the scene by Bullhead City Fire Department and transported by air to the hospital.

The accident remains under investigation by the National Park Service with assistance from Arizona Department of Public Safety.

- NPS -

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Lake Mohave

"Wilderness... is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain." --Wilderness Act