August 15, 2022

On Saturday, August 13, 2022, at approximately 4:00 a.m., Lake Havasu City Police Department officers responded to a single-vehicle crash on Kiowa Boulevard South near Amberwood Avenue.

During the investigation, it was determined that a 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe was traveling southbound on Kiowa Boulevard South when the vehicle drifted to the right leaving the roadway just before Amberwood Avenue. The vehicle struck a gabion mailbox, slid sideways across a dirt lot, and entered onto Amberwood Avenue continuing to slide across the roadway until it collided with a large boulder in the 3500 block of Kiowa Boulevard South.  

Responding officers located an unresponsive female victim and attempted life-saving measures at the crash scene. The female was ultimately transported to the Lake Havasu City Regional Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries. The female driver was identified as 41-year-old Lake Havasu City resident Tiffany Lavalle,

The Lake Havasu City Police Department’s Crash Investigation Team responded to the crash scene to conduct the investigation. The crash is still under investigation, and speed does appear to be a factor. The decedents’ family has been notified.

Public Information Officer:  Detective Chris Angus

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