Sgt. Michael Rudd struck by vehicle and killed on Interstate 10 in Quartzsite, Arizona

Modified Date: 
Fri, 10/15/2021 - 3:27pm
Accident Date: 
Monday, October 11, 2021

La Paz County Sheriff’s sergeant fatally struck by vehicle

A La Paz County Sheriff’s sergeant was fatally struck by a vehicle following a pursuit near the Arizona-California border, authorities said Monday. Sheriff’s officials said Sgt. Michael Rudd exited his car and was subsequently struck head-on by a commercial motor vehicle along Interstate 10.

La Paz County sergeant hit, killed by truck on Interstate-10 amid pursuit near Quartzsite

A sergeant with the La Paz County Sheriff's Office in western Arizona died Monday after he was struck by a commercial vehicle on Interstate 10 during an overnight pursuit — the first line-of-duty death in the agency's history.

People Involved: 
Sgt. Michael Rudd
Roadway: 
Interstate 10

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