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Prescott Arizona Accident News
Rigoberto Parra, Jr. sustained serious injuries in a rollover crash on Friday. The accident claimed the life of Shannon Heike. According to Officer Matt Cahill with the Prescott Valley Police Department, Ms. Heike was operating an SUV on SR-69. Mr. Parra was a passenger in the vehicle. Ms. Heike was driving at approximately 72 miles per hour when she lost control of the vehicle. The posted speed limit on this stretch of SR-69 is 55 miles per hour. The vehicle rolled and both occupants were ejected.
Ernest Nichols sustained serious injuries after colliding with a pickup truck at the intersection of Perkinsville Road and Road 1 East in Chino Valley.
Sue Hotchkin of Prescott Valley was killed in a rollover accident near New River on Saturday. According to Arizona DPS investigators, Ms. Hotchkin was a passenger in an SUV that was traveling northbound on I-17 near New River when the driver lost controol of the vehicle and struck a guardrail. The impact with the guardrail caused the SUV to roll.
James Collins of Dewey and Rhonda Hudson of Prescott were killed on Wednesday night when their vehicle went off the road and rolled over in Humboldt.
Brandon Michael Wilson of Skull Valley was killed in a motorcycle accident early Friday afternoon near Iron Springs and Dosie Pit Roads outside Prescott.
A semi-truck hauling cattle on southbound Interstate 17 failed to avoid slower traffic, resulting in rear-end or side-swipe collisions with as many as 24 passenger vehicles. The accident occurred shortly after 1:00 p.m. on Sunday just north of Black Canyon City.
A 60-year-old man suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident this afternoon near Willow Creek Road and College Heights in Prescott.
Felix Espinosa of Cottonwood, Arizona was killed in an apparent hit-and-run accident at the junction of SR-260 and I-17 near Camp Verde. Arizona Department of Public Safety accident investigators speculate that Mr. Espinosa was walking along I-17 when he was struck and killed on July 31st.
Loscar Ochoa of Surprise was killed on Wednesday evening after his Kia sedan struck another car on Fain Road near Robert Road in Prescott Valley. The collision caused his vehicle to enter the median where it rolled. Accident investigators with the Prescott Valley Police Department report that Mr. Ochoa was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision.
A police officer with the Prescott Police Department suffered minor injuries in a car accident on Thursday afternoon near Gurley Street and Bradshaw Drive.
David Scott Cormey of Prescott Valley and Timothy Shawn Brown of Glendale died when their Robinson R66 helicopter crashed in the hilly desert of western Arizona on June 23rd. Both men were pilots.
John Morrison died Sunday when his SUV crashed at a Circle K store at the intersection of Gurley Street and Sheldon Street.
Zachary Geise, age 23 of Cave Creek, was killed Sunday when the Jeep Wrangler he was driving left the road and rolled. The tragic accident occurred on Perkinsville Road, about 13 miles east of Chino Valley.
Gloria Miller, age 75, died as a result of injuries she received Monday afternoon when she was thrown from a golf cart during a sharp turn. Ms. Miller’s daughter, Gina Hawes of Cordes Lakes, was the driver of the cart when the tragic incident occurred.
Moorthy Somashundarum, Bhuvaneswari Ponnanbalam and Swapna Ponnanbalam were killed as a result of a Sunday afternoon head-on collision on State Route 89A near Rolling Hills Drive. The Somashundarum car was struck by a SUV that had been driven by Ross Scott Willoughby, age 48 of Cottonwood.
Meryl Austin was killed Sunday evening when a car driven by Stanley Bindell of Chino Valley turned in front of Mr. Austin’s bike on SR-89 at the Watson Lake scenic overlook. Accident investigators report that the turn was unlawful, as a sign posted there forbids all turns.
Ronald Darnell was killed Saturday night when his car was struck head-on by a Ford pickup truck on Highway 69 at its intersection with Fain Road. The truck, driven by 39 year old Joel Brandon Neider of Parker, crossed the centerline of the highway before hitting Mr. Darnell’s car.
Mark Alling was killed Thursday night when his automobile crashed in the vicinity of Williamson Valley Road and Yakashba Drive. An as yet unidentified male passenger was taken to John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix for treatment of injuries he received in the accident.
Amber Harrington, a 23 year-old attending Prescott College, was killed yesterday after the bike she was riding was struck by a truck.
Two people died and two others were injured in a collision between a motorcycle and a pickup truck on Saturday morning. Nicholas Yekin was northbound on Highway 89 when a pickup driven by a 17 year old from Paulden reportedly crossed the highway into the path of Mr. Yekin’s motorcycle. The resulting collision also caused the truck to roll. One of the passengers, Austin J. Faulkner, was killed along with Mr. Yekin.
Stryker Orthopaedics has agreed to pay at least $1.43 billion to settle lawsuits brought by patients who allege injuries from defective metal-on-metal hip devices. The global settlement resolves claims involving the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular hip implants manufactured by Stryker Orthopaedics.
For those of us who frequently drive between Prescott and Phoenix on Interstate 17, it’s no surprise to learn that traffic delays caused by accidents on I-17 are steadily occurring more often. I find myself using the Wickenburg route with some regularity. At other times, when I don’t receive adequate warnings in order to take the alternate route, I get caught in slow or stopped traffic along with hundreds or thousands of other vehicles.
Donald Jeske and Janet Merrifield, both of Dewey, died as a result of injuries they received when Mr. Jeske’s SUV was rear-ended on Thursday. Ms. Merrifield was a passenger in Mr. Jeske’s vehicle. The accident occurred early Thursday afternoon near the stop light at Fain Road, SR-89A and Robert Road.
James Clark and his as yet unidentified passenger were injured and transported to Prescott area hospitals for injury evaluation on Saturday when their car was struck by a truck that turned left into their sedan. The truck was driven by Kaitlin Emig of Prescott. Ms. Emig required extraction from her pick-up truck, following which she was airlifted to John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix.
Steven Daniels, age 27 of Prescott Valley, was killed in a fiery crash on Interstate 17 near Thomas Road in Phoenix. According to Officer Carrick Cook of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the tragic sequence started when gas cylinders fell from a flatbed truck. Several motorists took evasive action to avoid impacts with the dangerous containers, including Mr. Daniels, who was riding his motorcycle.
Ayeesha Day, age 16 of Mayer, was killed Thursday night in a one-car crash on state highway 69 between Spring Valley and Mayer. She was a passenger in a car driven by Boderick Yellowman, age 21 of Phoenix. Yellowman and two other passengers were seriously injured in the accident. The other passengers have been identified as Damian Porter, age 23, and Taylor England, age 18, both of Mayer.
Members of the Arizona Industrial Commission voted unanimously to support a report issued by the state Division of Occupational Safety and Health that found substantial workplace safety violations that occurred during the Yarnell Hill fire which resulted in the deaths of 19 elite firefighters.
Anthony Westcott of Cottonwood is reported to be in critical condition and Albert Bamsch of Prescott is in stable condition following a head-on collision Wednesday night on Iron Springs Road. According to Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office investigators, David Crawford of Paulden crossed the centerline of the road and collided with a truck driven by Mr. Bamsch, in which Mr. Westcott was a passenger.