DPS: Vehicle goes off cliff, 1 dies along Interstate 17 near Bumble Bee

BUMBLE BEE, AZ - Authorities have identified a man who died after his vehicle went off a cliff Thursday near Bumble Bee, north of the Valley.

Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves said the accident happened around 2 p.m. on southbound Interstate 17 at milepost 251 near the Sunset Point rest area.

On Friday, Graves said the Dodge pickup pulling an empty trailer started weaving then drifted off the right side of the road, traveled to the right side of the guardrail, then continued another 300 to 400 feet before going over the cliff.

The victim has been identified as 38-year-old Jason Bryan Kowalzyk of Globe.


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