Teen Dies In Hwy. 87 Accident

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A Pine teenager was killed and another seriously injured after the Jeep they were in rolled several times on Highway 87 this weekend, authorities say.

Dalton Joe Randall, 19, died on scene at about 7:30 p.m. Friday after he was ejected from the blue 1993 Jeep four-door SUV he was riding in with driver Emerald Jean Stacklie, 18, of Pine, said a Department of Public Safety spokesperson.

According to preliminary information, Stacklie was heading northbound on Highway 87, roughly four miles north of Payson, when for unknown reasons she lost control. As the Jeep went into the right-hand shoulder, Stacklie overcorrected, turning the steering wheel left and then right.

The Jeep rolled several times, ejecting Randall, who was not wearing a seat belt, DPS said.

Stacklie, who was wearing a seat belt, was airlifted to Scottsdale-Osborn Medical Center in serious condition. The highway was reopened around 9 p.m.

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