Woman Dies In Car Accident On Highway 87


A Payson woman died and another resident was injured when their vehicle rolled just north of town.

Michele Rachel McGarey, 37, of Payson, died Nov. 19 after the 2000 Dodge minivan she was driving flipped on its side, pinning her underneath. Witnesses tried to lift the vehicle off McGarey, but could not, according to a Department of Public Safety public information officer.

The accident happened just after 3 p.m. on Highway 87, 2.3 miles north of Payson.

McGarey was traveling southbound when the right front wheel of the vehicle went off the roadway, hit an embankment and the minivan tipped on its left side.

The passenger, Steven Charles Ware, 43, of Payson, was removed from the vehicle and flown to Scottsdale Osborn Hospital.

Paramedics pronounced McGarey deceased on scene.


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