MCSO investigates man's death following accident

KINGMAN - One of three people who were injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon died Monday - and investigators with the Mohave County Sheriff's office await autopsy results to determine if Steven Chase Roby's death was the result of the accident.

Roby, 18, of Kingman was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Tommy Lee Loader, 23, who was allegedly speeding when he crashed his Honda sedan into a Dodge Minivan driven by Pamela Branc Eicher, 63, of Kingman at the intersection of John L and Glen avenues just after 2 p.m.

"We are conducting a death investigation and the [Mohave County] Medical Examiner will be doing an autopsy," said sheriff's spokeswoman Trish Carter. The MCSO must wait for toxicology results, which Carter said could take two to three months.

Roby sustained head trauma and a broken pelvis. Loader also sustained head injuries and broken legs and Eicher sustained internal injuries and a broken wrist and leg. Neither of the men wore seatbelts.

According to court records, Loader failed to appear in court after being cited twice for failure to wear seatbelts, once in April and again in June.