Tennessee man killed in Grand Canyon accident

A Tennessee man was killed when his car careened off a highway on the Hualapai Indian Reservation into the Grand Canyon.

The body of the man, whose identity was not being revealed until the next of kin were notified, was found on a ledge about 200 yards below the rim just east of Quartermaster Canyon, Hualapai tribal police Chief Dale Lent said.

A late-model Chevrolet sport utility vehicle was on a ledge about 100 yards below the body.

The Colorado River is about 3,000 feet below the rim, Lent said.

The body of the Caucasian man, described in his mid 30s, was found Tuesday afternoon but the accident may have occurred 48 to 72 hours before that, Lent said.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the death had been ruled an accident.

The road where the accident occurred does not have a guard railing, Lent said.

Lent said the man did not sign in at the Hualapai Tribal Police Department in Peach Springs as required by travelers on the reservation.

No one else was in the car.