Man Charged with Second-Degree Murder Following Fatal ATV-Go-Kart Collision in Arizona

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a distress call about the crash. Upon arrival, they found two individuals involved in the accident, both of whom had a previous relationship. The nature of the collision led investigators to believe it was not a mere accident but a criminal act..

On Friday, July 28, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Mohave County deputies responded to a reported incident in Meadview involving a collision between a quad and a go-kart.

The ATV was operated by 32-year-old Sally Minard, a resident of Meadview. Following the crash, she was rushed to a hospital in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of the medical team, Minard succumbed to her injuries.

The go-kart was driven by 40-year-old John Stettler, also from Meadview. After the incident, Stettler was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with domestic violence. The charge suggests that the incident was not a simple traffic accident but a violent act with fatal consequences.

Stettler is currently being held at the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility facing charges of second-degree murder. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fatal collision is still ongoing as deputies continue to gather evidence and piece together the events leading up to the crash.

This tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the potential dangers of operating off-road vehicles, particularly in situations involving personal disputes. It also underscores the importance of law enforcement’s role in investigating such incidents to ensure justice is served.