YUMA, Ariz. – Two people are dead after they crashed head-on on Interstate 8.
Department of Public Safety (DPS) officials say Dorothy Paul, 80, was driving eastbound on the westbound lanes on I-8 near Giss Parkway when she collided head-on with David E. Bealer.
Paul, a Yuma resident, was pronounced dead on scene Tuesday morning according to officials.
Bealer was taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center and was later taken to a Phoenix area hospital, however he also died from his injuries during transportation.
Bealer was the superintendent at San Pasqual Valley Unified School District in Winterhaven and was on his way to work when the accident happened, according to district officials.
We contacted the district for comment but they declined out of respect for Bealer’s family and issued this statement instead:
“It is with the greatest of sadness that we deliver to you today the heartbreaking news of the death of our Superintendent, Dr. David E. Bealer. The district has been informed that Dr. Bealer was involved in a car accident on Tuesday morning on his way to work. We send our most heartfelt condolences and sympathy to his family. We will continue to keep you informed as more information becomes available.”