Tragic: Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Mark Lamb Loses Son and Infant Granddaughter in Car Crash

Lamb Family Photo from GoFundMe

In a terrible tragedy, Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Mark Lamb’s 22-year-old son Cooper and infant granddaughter Lainey were killed in a car collision on Friday.

Cooper’s fiancée Caroline (Lainey’s mother) remains hospitalized and in critical condition.

AZ Central reports:

The two-vehicle crash on Elliot Road and Cole Drive in Gilbert on Friday left 22-year-old man and infant dead and a woman hospitalized in critical condition. Gilbert police later named one of the victims to be Cooper Lamb, Sheriff Mark Lamb’s son, and stated that the infant was Sheriff Lamb’s granddaughter.

“We are just so touched and grateful for the outpouring of love, support and prayers from our friends, the people of Arizona and friends from all over the country,” said Mark Lamb in an email to The Arizona Republic. “We are also extremely thankful for those citizens and first responders who rendered care to Cooper and our sweet granddaughter.”

According to the Gilbert Police Department, a silver truck was traveling westbound at what appeared to be “normal speeds” when it struck a red passenger car traveling eastbound. The red car had attempted to make a left-hand turn to go north on Cole Drive.

Officers and Gilbert Fire and Rescue first responders attempted lifesaving measures on the three occupants in the red car, but Cooper Lamb and the infant were pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. The female driver of the red car was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

“We are clinging to our faith in Jesus Christ and each other and although we are sick and devastated we know that we will all be together again someday,” Mark Lamb said.

The driver of the truck was uninjured. After an investigation from the Gilbert Police Department’s traffic unit, the truck driver was arrested for possible impairment, officials said.

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office posted about the tragedy on Facebook.

Please help the Lamb family with funeral expenses and medical bills at GoFundMe.


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