Leander Frank, Navajo Nation Officer, Killed in Crash
Chinle, Arizona—Leander Frank, a Navajo Nation officer, was killed Tuesday in a head-on collision on SR-64 between Chinle and Tsaile, Arizona.
Arizona Department of Public Safety accident investigators report that Officer Frank was dispatched to a call in Tsaile in Apache County. While Officer Frank was answering the call, another vehicle approached his patrol car head-on. Both vehicles took evasive action but were unable to avoid a collision.
Officer Frank died at the scene. Occupants of the other vehicle survived, but there conditions are unknown. DPS continues to investigate the accident.
We extend our condolences to Officer Frank's family and friends at this time of great loss.