FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Preliminary toxicology results regarding the death of Larry Dever suggest the late Cochise County sheriff was driving drunk when he crashed his truck.
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office announced on Friday that the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office received lab results that indicate that Dever’s blood contained a level of alcohol associated with impairment.
The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office also announced on Friday that the Dever family had been informed of the toxicology results, and expressed “great sorrow at the findings.”
Larry Dever had lost his mother just four days prior to crashing his truck. Dever's family believes he was still struggling to deal with the loss of his mother at the time of the accident.
The Dever family added that they appreciate the support they’ve received from people all over the state and the country.
It was also revealed on Friday that the cause of Dever’s death was multiple injuries, and the manner of death has been ruled an accident.
Larry Dever died on the night of September 18 while driving near the town of Williams. He had been driving on a dirt road when he lost control of his vehicle and it rolled off the road.