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Prescott man dies after ATV flips and lands on top of him

PRESCOTT — A Prescott man has been found dead after his all-ter­rain ve­hi­cle flipped over and trapped him un­der­neath it.

Yava­pai County Sher­iff’s of­fi­cials say it ap­pears 64-year-old David Hague had been dead for sev­eral days when his body was dis­cov­ered Tues­day.

A man called the sher­iff’s of­fice dis­patch to re­port find­ing a de­ceased per­son still trapped un­der­neath an ATV on a for­est road in the Groom Creek area.

The man says he driv­ing along the road when he dis­cov­ered the body.

County author­i­ties say a pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­di­cates Hague’s ATV struck a large boul­der that was par­tially pro­trud­ing into the road­way and that caused the crash.

Fam­ily mem­bers say it wasn’t un­usual for Hague to ride the back­roads in that area alone. The cause of Hague’s death is pend­ing au­topsy re­sults.

Po­lice: Sev­eral peo­ple sent to hospi­tal in Flagstaff crash

FLAGSTAFF — Author­i­ties say sev­eral peo­ple, in­clud­ing an un­con­scious woman, were trans­ported to the hospi­tal late Wed­nes­day fol­low­ing a three-ve­hi­cle crash in east Flagstaff.

Flagstaff po­lice Sgt. Todd Bishop says the driver of a sedan rear-ended a dark­col­ored car trav­el­ing north on U.S. 89, send­ing it onto the side­walk. He says the driver of the sedan then crossed over into the south­bound lanes and hit a red pickup truck.

Bishop says po­lice earlier had been pur­su­ing the driver, who fled from author­i­ties at least twice.

De­bris was scat­tered through­out the area. A head­light and other car parts were tossed down the highway, and the smell of ga­so­line filled the air.

Bishop says the woman in the first car hit was un­con­scious. Author­i­ties are work­ing to re-cre­ate the scene to fig­ure out ex­actly what hap­pened.

Court won’t re­view rul­ing on med­i­cal mar­i­juana law

PHOENIX — The Ari­zona Supreme Court is let­ting stand a lower court’s rul­ing that the state’s med­i­cal mar­i­juana law is con­sti­tu­tional in re­quir­ing coun­ties to ap­prove rea­son­able zon­ing reg­u­la­tions.

Mari­copa County At­tor­ney Bill Mont­gomery had ap­pealed a Court of Ap­peals rul­ing last De­cem­ber that re­jected his ar­gu­ment that the state med­i­cal mar­i­juana law is pre-empted by the fed­eral Con­trolled Sub­stances Act.

That fed­eral law still makes mar­i­juana il­le­gal.

The case in the ap­peal de­cided by the ap­peals court started with a le­gal dis­pute over whether Mari­copa County of­fi­cials had to ap­prove zon­ing for a med­i­cal mar­i­juana dis­pen­sary in Sun City. Mont­gomery ar­gued that al­low­ing Ari­zona’s med­i­cal mar­i­juana pro­gram to stand un­der­mines fed­er­al­ism and the “fun­da­men­tal prin­ci­ple of the rule of law.”

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