An elderly couple was rescued from a vehicle stuck in rugged terrain near 207th Lane and Tiger Mountain Drive in Verrado on July 3.
Paramedics treated 84-year-old Hilda Becker. Her husband of 51 years, 84-year-old Russell, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Hilda needed immediate care and was transported by helicopter to a local hospital. She remains hospitalized.
Buckeye Fire-Medical-Rescue Department, along with similar departments in Avondale, Glendale, Goodyear and Buckeye Valley used ATVs to reach the rescue site.