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Mother, son killed in fatal rollover near Three Points

Posted at 1:43 PM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 01:36:05-04

THREE POINTS, Ariz. — The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatal rollover crash that happened near Three Points Monday.

DPS identified the driver as 38-year-old Sabrina Coons, and the front seat passenger as 10-year-old Layton Coons.

The crash happened around 8:43 a.m. on westbound SR-86 near milepost 154.

According to DPS, the rollover caused both Sabrina and Layton to be ejected. Both people were declared dead on scene.

Sabrina or Layton were not wearing a seat belt.

In addition, a 1-year-old girl, and a 2-year-old girl were also inside the vehicle.

DPS says the 1-year-old girl, who was in a car seat, was also ejected while still in the car seat and suffered serious injuries. The infant is now at a local hospital in critical condition. The 2-year-old girl was also in a car seat, but was not ejected, and has minor injuries.

Officials say impairment doesn't seem to be a factor in the crash.

Lyn Peterson says she knew Sabrina Coons well.

"I've known them close enough to where we went trick or treating, things like that together, the families did, they're a very close family. we helped each other in different ways."

Including offering support after a death her own family, Lyn says Sabrina was en route to her husband's funeral, "and that's the hard part is knowing that they were on their way up to support me and our family and have it tragically end this way," Peterson said.

Still grief stricken from her own loss Lyn, accompanied by her daughter, went to the scene of the accident, left flowers and soon realized she'll have another funeral to attend.

"I can't fathom words for that, I can't put that together yet."