Fiancé of Cooper Lamb, Sheriff Lamb’s late son, dies from car crash injuries

Dec 25, 2022, 11:00 AM
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PHOENIX — The fiancé of Cooper Lamb, Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb’s son, died Friday from injuries she sustained in a car crash a week earlier, the sheriff said.

“Last night, our sweet Caroline passed away,” Lamb said in a Facebook post on Saturday. “She went home to be with Cooper and Elaine. Please keep her family in your prayers.”

Lamb’s son and 1-year-old grandchild, Elaine, died in the Gilbert crash near Elliott and Recker roads on Dec. 16, according to the Gilbert Police Department.

Caroline Patten, 22, was in critical condition a week after a pickup truck hit the family while they were turning left, police said.

“We’re having peace in knowing that they’re together as a family and that’s what they would’ve wanted,” Janel Lamb, wife of Sheriff Lamb, said in a video.

The driver of the pickup, who was not injured in the crash, was arrested on suspicion of impairment.

No additional information was available.

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Fiancé of Cooper Lamb, Sheriff Lamb’s late son, dies from car crash injuries