By | November 19, 2021
Gustave Erickson identified as Pedestrian killed

Gustave Erickson Death – Yuma Police officers have identified the victim of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision when they responded to a report on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at about 7:54 p.m. at E. 16th Street and Jesse Way, near Yuma Palms Mall.

The report said a 72-year-old pedestrian named Gustave Erickson was in an attempt to cross 16th Street near the intersection of Jesse Way and headed north toward the Yuma Palms Mall. Gustave was then struck by a 2018 Honda Civic driven by a 20-year-old female driver heading eastbound on 16th Street.

The officials have not released the name of the female driver. The male pedestrian sustained fatal injuries and died on the scene. The driver of the car was uninjured. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

This case is still under investigation.

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