Cochise County deputies investigating deadly rollover

Cochise County deputies investigating deadly rollover

By Taylor Higgins. CREATED Nov 2, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Cochise County deputies are investigating a rollover accident that occurred Friday night. 

Cochise County deputies responded to a rollover accident just after 7:00 p.m. Friday on Sanders Road, near Bowers Road in Whetstone, according to Carol Capas with the Cochise County Sheriff's Department.

Paramedics from the Whetstone Fire Department also responded to the scene and discovered that 56-year-old Florence Cates of Huachuca City had died of injuries she sustained in the rollover crash, Capas said.

During the investigation, deputies learned that Cates was driving a 2005 Ford sedan, heading east on Sanders Road, when she sped around a sharp curve and rolled the car.

Cates was not wearing a seatbelt and as a result, she was ejected from the car, Capas said.