News short: 1 arrested, 1 flown to hospital following rollover

SCENIC, Ariz. – A teenager was airlifted to the hospital and a man was arrested following a single-vehicle rollover in Scenic, Arizona, Sunday afternoon.

At about 3:46 p.m. MST, Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single-vehicle accident on Lime Kiln Canyon Road in Scenic, which is east of Mesquite, Nevada, on the Arizona Strip. (See ed. note)

Investigations into the crash determined that the driver of the vehicle, Matthew Hughes, 28, of Mesquite, lost control of his vehicle and rolled it, according to a press release from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office

There were five people inside the vehicle. One of them, a 17-year-old girl from Mesquite, was flown to University Medical Center in Las Vegas following the crash. She was taken to the hospital for observation with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to the press release.

Hughes was arrested on misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence, failure to remain at the scene of an accident and operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license. He was transported and booked into the Mesquite Detention Center.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

Ed. note: Correction made regarding Scenic’s proximity to Mesquite.

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5 Comments

  • BIG GUY September 8, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Scenic, AZ, is EAST of Mesquite, not west.

    • Cami Cox Jim Cami Cox Jim September 8, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      You are right, Big Guy. We will make that correction.

  • Dexter September 8, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    I’m just glad that the injuries are not life threatening. The driver isn’t going to have a nice time of things for awhile I’m sure.

  • debbie September 8, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    scenic isn’t even on google.. when i try to google “scenic arizona” all i get is pretty arizona scenes.. ????????????? i keep meaning to take a jaunt over there since i live in littlefield.. but.. i have to go alllllll the way to mesquite and then hop on a frontage road parallel to 15 to get to scenic.. doesn’t seem worth it once i get to mesquite.. too bad about the rollover though.. hope everyone fairs well.

    • indy-vfr September 11, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      Don’t spend the time to see Scenic..it’s not!

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