A 59-year-old Yuma man was killed Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision at East County 19th Street and South Avenue 1E, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office has reported.

Sheriff’s office spokesperson Alfonso Zavala stated that deputies responded to the location at approximately 3:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a crash at that location.

The initial investigation revealed that a white 2014 Ford F-250 pickup was traveling east on County 19th Street approaching Avenue 1E. At the same time, a black 2003 Ford Ranger pickup was traveling north on Avenue 1E.

The driver of the Ford Ranger failed to stop at the stop sign at County 19th Street, YCSO said, and proceeded into the path of the Ford F-250. The front of the F-250 struck the driver’s side of the Ranger.

The driver of the Ford Ranger, Joel Garcia, sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Ford F-250 was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.

Alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor in this collision, YCSO said.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact YCSO at 928-783-4427 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous. People can also visit www.yumacountysheriff.org to submit an anonymous tip online.

James Gilbert can be reached at jgilbert@yumasun.com or 539-6854. Find him on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/YSJamesGilbert or on Twitter @YSJamesGilbert.

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