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Woodbine woman dies in car accident near Grand Canyon

National Parks

A Woodbine woman was killed in a car accident near the north rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona on Tuesday after her car struck a tree and flipped on its side, according to a National Park Service news release.

Park rangers said Carol Cook, 57, of Woodbine, was the driver of the vehicle, and died at the scene.

According to NPS, a male passenger was transported to Kane County Hospital in Kanab, Utah, where he was treated for minor injuries.

NPS did not release the identity of the passenger, but did say he is Cook's relative.

Both passengers were wearing seat belts, the release stated.

According to the release, rangers received a report of the accident at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday outside of the park on Highway 67. When rangers responded to the scene, they discovered the car was approximately 2.5 miles south of the entrance station, inside Grand Canyon National Park.

According to a preliminary investigation, the car left the roadway and hit a tree, causing it to roll on its side, the release said.

An investigation is being conducted by the National Park Service and Arizona Department of Public Safety, with the assistance of the Coconino County medical examiner.

 

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