Close
Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
92.3 FM KTAR
Menu
Social
Latest News

Tucson man dies in rock slide

ST. DAVID, Ariz. -- Authorities in southeastern Arizona said a 56-year-old Tucson man was killed by a slide of rocks, dirt and debris while he and a friend were looking in a wash for rocks and minerals.

The Cochise County Sheriff's Office said search and rescue personnel on Thursday found William T. Lawrence under material several feet deep on the side of a wash near St. David.

According to the sheriff's office, the friend said Lawrence was digging in the wall of the wash when she heard a noise.

The friend told authorities there was a large pile of material where Lawrence had been digging. She made her way out of the wash and flagged down a passing motorist for help.

An autopsy will be conducted, and the Sheriff's Office is investigating.

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

About the Author


Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Latest News