Woman on motorcycle dies in crash

SIERRA VISTA— A 29-year old woman died Saturday after the motorcycle she was operating crashed while attempting to avoid a pick-up truck that entered the intersection of Barataria Boulevard and La Donna Lane, and continued driving away from the scene.

Carol Capas, spokeswoman for the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, said the identity of the woman will not be released by authorities until next of kin have been notified. 

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CJRsMOM on Sun, 06/03/2012 - 7:22am

The young lady in this story is the eldest daughter of one of my dearest friends. She called me last night to tell me. I hope they locate the driver of the black pick up and prosecute his/her behinds to the fullest extent of the law!!! She leaves behind a four year old son who now, due to this fool’s neglect and irresponsibility, will have to grow up without his mother. Not to mention the pain and agony this person has caused to a wonderful family. I had the honor of watching this girl grow from a gangly kid into a beautiful woman. To the person who caused this horrible accident, I urge you to please come forward and take responsibility for your actions. Please don’t make this family suffer any more by evading doing what you know is the right thing to do.

gsferal on Sun, 06/03/2012 - 9:48pm
Title: A Great Loss

The woman in this story was one of my oldest friends, her loss will be felt deeply by all who knew her. My heart goes out to the family she left behind as nothing will ever replace her. She was one of those people that followed the path she believed to be right no matter what anyone said. She taught me alot about the person I want to be and I am only sorry that I didn’t keep in better touch. Now that she is watching over us late though it may be I want to thank her for all she gave me and apologize that it took me so long to do so. I will always miss you girl.


I agree with CJRsMOM whoever did this PLEASE turn yourself in. You have robbed the world of an amazing loving woman don’t dishonor her memory by hiding in such a brazenly cowardly fashion.

shabbystop on Sun, 06/03/2012 - 10:29pm

This event has devestated so many people! Please everyone in the area find
this driver! This is such a tragic end to the life of a beautiful kind girl
that was so wonderful her whole life. This person must be brought to justice!

williams09 on Mon, 06/04/2012 - 6:48am
Title: Tragic

This beautiful girl sure will be missed by many.  Her and her family are all amazing people.  Goes to show how short life can be.  Also goes to show that how one person’s stupid activies can affect such a great number of people.  Please everyone in the area keep your eyes open and find this people in the truck so that there can be a little comfort to her family that there is a bit of justice in this tragic situation.  She left behind so many people who cared so much for her.  RIP Sweet Girl!

Steve-O on Mon, 06/04/2012 - 9:26am
Title: Tragic

This is a tragedy. My condolences to the family. I hope they get the coward that caused this. As a motorcyle rider myslef - I ask that people pay attention to their surroundings.

AZ Hi Desert on Mon, 06/04/2012 - 3:44pm
Title: Sadness...

I have known her since she was 15 years old. She was smart, caring, beautiful; one of the best people I have had the privilege to know.


Please, whoever went through that stop sign and caused this, contact the police. Do not leave her mother not knowing, she has been through far to much already these past few years.

S.V. Fire House Cat on Tue, 06/05/2012 - 8:32am

No doubt those living in the area may know who this person is.  A cowardly act indeed..hopefuly he/she will be found!

Knight Rider on Tue, 06/05/2012 - 10:47pm
Title: Justice...

I agree, I hope the driver is found, but don’t get your rope out just yet. There is no proof that whoever the truck driver was even knows what happened. They may have pulled out not even saw her and had no idea she wrecked or that they might have caused an accident.

Knight Rider on Tue, 06/05/2012 - 10:49pm
Title: Coward...

Unless you can prove they even know they might have caused this accident you should calm down the insults. Everyone is ready to string someone up without knowing all the facts.

Mohawk001 on Wed, 06/06/2012 - 8:58am

I don’t care if they don’t possibly know what they did. That is no excuse. It also means they shouldn’t be driving because they are not able to pay enough attention to their surroundings if they don’t know. Let me cause you to get in an accident. I’ll just claim I didn’t know I did it. That would get me out of it then wouldn’t it?

SVDebP58 on Wed, 06/06/2012 - 12:01pm
Title: So Very Sad.

I drove by the memorial that the riders left in her memory, early this morning.  A very tender gesture. But I truely believe that the driver of the black pick up has unknowingly done nothing wrong.  Her rate of speed was in excessive of 60 mph and it is quite possible that he/she did not see her as she approached the small intersection.  They may have assumed that she turned off Barataria onto one of the side roads.  Don’t be willing to condemn someone without knowing what happened.

There are several of these "crotch rockets" riders that either live or visit on our road.  As they come off Moson Road and straighten out, they rev the engines and race off at a high rate of speed.  By the time they reach the edges of our driveway they are in excess of 65 mph.  The speed sign is posted on both ends of the road– 25 mph!  Pretty simple.

This young woman may have been a loving and wonderful person but driving in this manner i

Knight Rider on Wed, 06/06/2012 - 12:17pm
Title: Exactly...

That is exactly what I meant. Your reading comprehension is astounding… Nowhere have I stated they were not at fault or shouldn’t be held accountable.

Knight Rider on Wed, 06/06/2012 - 6:43pm

All the facts are not known yet, but some people are ready to lay blame and execute. It certainly sounds like there is more to this story than has been reported. I understand that people liked this woman, but until it is known exactly what went down attacking the truck driver is ignorant.

Wise Coffee Hou... on Thu, 06/07/2012 - 8:26am

Perhaps The Herald Review should do a followup story after reviewing the police report.  If in fact the bike was speeding, as two of the reviewers suggested, contributory negligence enters the picture.  Although it will not erase the tragedy of the situation, that suspected errant black Ford pickup may not have had a role as Knight Rider and S.V. DebP58  wrote in their postings. In either event S.V. Fire House Cat and others are right about the truck driver…the time for the driver to "man up/woman up" is overdue! That is our wisdom for the day!


Knight Rider on Thu, 06/07/2012 - 11:02am

This person might not even know there was an accident or that anyone is looking for them. People keep saying “man up” or turn yourself in, but there is no proof that this person is hiding or deliberately not “manning or womaning up”. For example… If they pulled out in front of her, but never saw her (for whatever reason) and they kept on driving, they would have no reason to think of turning themselves in. Maybe they aren’t from around here and maybe they don’t read the news. Mob mentality is fairly common around here and in this case it is being led by ignorance, well I guess that’s pretty much on par for SV.

Mohawk001 on Thu, 06/07/2012 - 1:03pm

Your reading comprhension is worse than you accuse me of. Nowhere did I state that you said they were not at fault. I stated that it does not matter if they knew or not because it meant they are not paying attention the way they should be. Before accusing me of not reading, perhaps you should first read yourself.

Mohawk001 on Thu, 06/07/2012 - 1:11pm

How the heck do you know the manner in which the person was riding the motorcycle? I can see you are a hater of anyone who rides one, but that does not mean that everything is their fault. After all, who entered the intersection in front of who? Going off the information as it has been put out so far, the person entering, turning into, the intersection here would be in the wrong. But I can see you are saying that if I go through a stop sign and go in front of you it would be your fault as long as you are speeding. As a matter of fact, any accident you get in now I will say you are speeding, just as you have implied here about the rider. I’m also glad that you have those calibrated eyes that are actually radar speed detectors. Wow, how do I get those implants? Were they expensive?

Knight Rider on Thu, 06/07/2012 - 2:26pm

Your whole post implied that they were at fault and stating “Let me cause you to get in an accident. I’ll just claim I didn’t know I did it. That would get me out of it then wouldn’t it?” shows that you believe I don’t think they should be held accountable if found to be at fault.” Before knowing any facts you have grabbed your pitchfork and rope. I forgot who I was bantering with. Go ahead and make some outrageous reply now…

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