‘Not Just a Vehicle Collision’: Arizona Man Accused of Killing ATV-Riding Ex-Girlfriend by Crashing Into Her With Go-Kart

arizona man accused of killing ex girlfriend with go kart
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Aug. 2 2023, Published 11:04 a.m. ET

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An Arizona man has been arrested after he allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend in a go-kart collision, according to authorities.

Around 1:35 a.m. on July 28, deputies responded to an area in Meadview regarding a report of a vehicle collision involving an ATV-type vehicle and a go-kart, according to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

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Once at the scene, officials transported the driver of the ATV, 32-year-old Sally Minard, to a Las Vegas hospital for severe injuries, where she was later pronounced deceased, authorities said.

Investigators determined 40-year-old John Stettler, the victim’s ex-boyfriend, was driving the go-kart at the time of the incident.

Detectives worked with the Accident Reconstruction Team and determined the crash was caused by Stettler as a “criminal act, not just a vehicle collision.”

Stettler was arrested and charged with second-degree murder per domestic violence, according to authorities.

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He was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility and is being held on a $300,000 bond.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.


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