Golden Valley, AZ: Police pursuit of a stolen vehicle ends with the driver found deceased.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, on Saturday, Saturday, November 7th, 2015, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station in Needles, California attempted to stop a stolen vehicle driven by a 28 year old Nicollete Avery of Topock, Arizona.
A record check of the license plate revealed the vehicle was stolen out of Okaloosa, Florida.
When deputies initiated a traffic stop, Nicollete Avery refused to stop the car and led deputies on a pursuit, reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph, westbound on the Interstate 40 from J Street in Needles, California.
The pursuit left the interstate and traveled northbound on U.S. Route 95 (Highway 95) into Boulder City, Nevada.
Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department discontinued the pursuit in Boulder City, Nevada and allowed officers from the Boulder City Police Department as well as the Nevada Highway Patrol to continue the pursuit until it left Nevada on U.S. Route 93 (Highway 93) and entered the state of Arizona.
Officers from the Nevada Highway Patrol and the National Park Police Department continued the pursuit for nearly 60 miles into Arizona until Nicollete Avery stopped the vehicle near Golden Valley, Arizona.
At the conclusion of the pursuit, Nicollete Avery was found deceased with an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound.
The passenger, 32 year old Matthew Palmer of Fountain Valley, California, was taken into custody by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Department.
The Mohave County Sheriff’s Department is continuing the investigation to determine the manner and cause of death.
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