74-Year-Old Woman Killed in Pedestrian Accident near Post Street

YARNELL, AZ (September 7, 2022) – Friday night, Donna Gordon was fatally struck by Officer Dakota Brinkley in a pedestrian crash.

Police responded to the scene around 7:00 p.m., near the intersection of Highway 89 and Post Street on August 26th.

According to reports, Officer Dakota Brinkley struck Gordon as she was crossing the street in the area. Investigators later identified the driver as a sergeant of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. Brinkley was off-duty at the time of the crash.

Upon impact, Brinkley pulled over and called for emergency crews. Despite life-saving efforts, medics pronounced 74-year-old Gordon dead at the scene.

At this time, impairment is not believed to be the factor in the crash. The investigation is handled by the Department of Public Safety’s Vehicular Crimes Unit, and any witnesses are encouraged to contact officers as soon as possible.

The team at Sweet James sends out their heartfelt sympathies to the friends and family of Donna Gordon who are grieving over the loss of their loved one. May you find strength and comfort in the difficult days ahead.

If a family member has been killed in a pedestrian accident, contact Sweet James as soon as possible. They understand the death of a loved one is a devastating experience and can take a toll on your wellbeing, however, they can help you with the legal matters that must be addressed. They will commit their resources and years of experience to bring justice for your loss. Their commitment and dedication are unbreakable and they will work with you during every step of the legal process. Don’t hesitate to call their hotline at (800) 975-3435 to speak with one of their attorneys free of charge. To request a police report, click here.

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