On Friday, January 4, 2013, at 6:15 p.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle collision on Bella Vista Road approximately one quarter mile west of Quail Run in San Tan Valley.
When deputies arrived on scene, they observed a 1997 Toyota 4 Runner crashed into an SRP metal power pole with a concrete retainer.
The sole occupant of the vehicle was Donna Love, (age 47 of San Tan Valley). Ms. Love was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The San Tan Valley area off of Magma Road and Hunt Highway has been a known problem area for over a year, acting as both a site of illegal desert dumping and target practice, according to officials.
The desert area, near Johnson Ranch, has caught the attention of the Pinal County Sheriff ’s Office, and San Tan Valley citizens. Shooting is an ongoing problem in that area, said PCSO Public Information Officer Elias Johnson.
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Located at the headwaters of the Copper Basin neighborhood along Hunt Highway, the facility has given students from around the area a place to continue their education.
But Copper Basin is surrounded by cotton fields and open land, so getting to CAC’s San Tan Center requires a vehicle or a determined walk.
George Johnson, Pinal County developer and owner of Johnson Utilities, witnessed first-hand that determination of CAC students while he was driving along Hunt Highway.
“I saw kids walking back and forth and wondered where they were going,” he explained. “I found out that they were going to CAC. If they are willing to walk for their education, then the least I can do is help out with a ride.”
Johnson purchased nine 26-inch NEXT Power Climber Mountain Bikes and presented them, along with Pinal County Supervisor Bryan Martin, to CAC students during a ceremony at the San Tan Center on April 1.