Woman who tried to commit suicide was removed from the highway
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Woman who tried to commit suicide was removed from the highway

Woman who tried to commit suicide was removed from the highway

Stock Photo: The incident occurred south of Safford on US Highway 191. The person involved was taken to MGRMC for a mental health evaluation.

By Jon Johnson

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SAFFORD – A suicidal woman was taken to Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center for a mental health evaluation Sunday morning after she was reportedly lying in the roadway of U.S. Highway 191 south of Safford while trying to avoid being hit by a vehicle.

Graham County Sheriff’s deputies were joined by Arizona Department of Public Safety officers and Safford Police Department officers at the scene in the 4500 block of U.S. Highway 191 at approximately 5:22 a.m.

Upon arrival, the woman’s mother parked her car on the highway to prevent other vehicles from hitting her daughter, who was lying in the roadway, trying to be run over. At that point, the daughter got up and walked along the roadway, according to the deputy’s report.

According to the deputy sheriff’s report, the suicidal woman was uncooperative, so he decided to transport her in a patrol car to the hospital, where she was given a psychiatric evaluation.

If someone is having suicidal thoughts, help is available 24/7/365 at Solari Crisis & Human Services at 1-844-534-HOPE.

Help is also available at 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. People in life-threatening situations should call 911.