Pima County’s online voice recorder captured the worst case of hypothermia ever in Arizona
Pima’s online recorder captured a horrifying scene of an elderly man trapped inside a car in Arizona.
A man and his daughter were inside the vehicle, waiting to pick up a friend who was in town for an upcoming family vacation, when they lost control of the vehicle and plunged to the ground.
The family was trapped on the floor for more than two hours before rescuers arrived, but it was too late for them.
“I mean, the whole time it was so hot and it was a cold outside,” said John Ali, who lives in Pima with his wife, Mary, and their two children.
The man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was believed to be 65-year-old Muhammad Ali, according to the Pima Sheriff’s Department.
Ali was the grandson of Muhammad Ali Sr., who played for the Phoenix Suns, according the Arizona Republic.
Muhammad Ali’s grandson, who has not been identified, was the man who was trapped in the car, according Pima sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Haggins.
Ali’s daughter said the family lost contact with him as he was driving away from the car.
Ali died a short time later.
Pima County records show the vehicle that crashed into the garage was owned by Muhammad Ali Jr. The father has owned the home in the same building for more that 20 years.
His daughter said her father had recently moved into a new apartment complex.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.