Father, Son Killed After SUV Falls Off Saguaro Lake Cliff

A father and son reportedly died after their SUV fell from a cliff.Authorities recently confirmed that a father and son were killed when the vehicle they were driving in fell off a cliff around Saguaro Lake.

The incident took place on Friday, September 9, just after 10 p.m., according to Chris Hegstrom, a spokesperson for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Hegstrom affirmed that when crews from local police and fire departments reached the two victims, they had already suffered fatal injuries.

KPHO News reports that the incident occurred near Saguaro Lake, at the Butcher Jones recreation area. A report from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department also stated there was a third passenger in the vehicle. Deputies asserted the third person sustained serious injuries, and was taken to a hospital for further treatment after the car was found.

Moreover, Hegstrom said the group of people was traveling in a sport utility vehicle (SUV) east of the Valley at the time of the alleged incident. According to a report from ABC 15 News, the automobile went off a cliff, eventually crashing after it fell from the roadway.

Officials declined to identify the names of the father and son, and the other passenger in the car. Deputies are continuing to investigate the incident, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.