Kaibeto, Arizona—Three residents of Cortez, California were killed Friday when the pickup truck in which they were riding crossed the centerline of Highway 98 between Kaibeto and Page, striking a semi truck then side swiping a sedan occupied by German visitors. The victims, reported to be in their 20’s, were Tricia Handon, Jesse Ramirez and Jason Beardo.
A fourth passenger in the pickup truck was injured but survived the crash.
The driver of the semi truck was air evacuated to Flagstaff Medical Center. The German visitors were uninjured.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the three young people who were lost, and we wish the injured speedy recoveries.