Police: Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb’s son Cooper, infant granddaughter killed in Gilbert car crash
GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — The 22-year-old man and baby who died in a crash in Gilbert Friday afternoon have been identified as Cooper Lamb, Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb’s son, and his 1-year-old granddaughter.
Both were passengers in a car that was involved in a T-bone crash near the intersection of Elliot Road and Cole Drive around 3:45 p.m. on Friday. A woman driving a red Toyota Corolla with Lamb and the baby inside reportedly turned in front of a pickup truck driver who then slammed into the Corolla.
The woman was taken from the scene to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. The pickup driver was uninjured and was going the speed limit, but he was arrested by Gilbert Police on suspicion that he had been driving under the influence.
Sheriff Lamb posted on Facebook saying he and his family are touched by the outpouring of love they are receiving from their family, friends, and community:
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office extended their condolences to Sheriff Lamb and his family on Twitter with the following post:
There’s a growing memorial at the crash site to remember Cooper Lamb and his daughter. Community members are also offering their condolences to the family on social media. One woman said on Twitter, “as a grieving mother myself, I can only send blessings of support and strength and always here.” The Gilbert Police Department also posted on Twitter saying their hearts are heavy as they join Sheriff Lamb in mourning the loss of his son and granddaughter.
The investigation of the crash is still underway, and no updates are available at this time.
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