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Prescott Arizona Accident News
Austin Joel Obermeyer of Chino Valley died in a car accident on Highway 89 north of Paulden late Saturday afternoon. Arizona Department of Public Safety accident investigators report that Mr. Obermeyer was passing a vehicle when he struck an oncoming car head-on.
Ingrid Hovis of Dewey died on Wednesday from injuries she sustained in a car accident in Prescott Valley on June 7th. According to accident investigators, Ms. Hovis was operating her vehicle on SR-69 when a trailer carrying a tractor dislodged from a Dodge pickup truck. The trailer crossed the center median and struck the Buick head-on.
Jesse Gerhardt, Jr. and Tamara Kelley, both 58, sustained serious injuries in a motorcycle accident on Sunday. The accident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. at the intersection of Gurley Street and Overland Trail in Prescott.
A motorcycle accident that occurred on Friday afternoon on Highway 89A near Prescott Valley has claimed the life of Christopher Steffes. The deadly accident was investigated by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. According to accident investigators, Mr. Steffes was southbound on Highway 89A near Legend Hills Drive when a sedan pulled out in front of him. He was wearing a helmet and appropriate safety equipment.
Sarah Buntin and Nicole Nanni died when their Toyota MR2 collided with a Jeep Cherokee just outside Chino Valley late Monday afternoon. Scott Enyart Junior sustained serious injuries in the collision and was air evac'd to Flagstaff Medical Center for treatment of injuries described as life-threatening.
A 14-year-old boy was hit and killed this morning as he attempted to cross Spouse Drive near the intersection with Robert Road in Prescott Valley.
Paul Parona died from injuries he received in an accident while riding his motorcycle near the Frontier Village Shopping Center on Highway 69 in Prescott.
A Prescott grandmother and her two grandchildren were seriously injured when their car was broad-sided by a pickup truck Tuesday afternoon. Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies were summoned to the scene at Williamson Valley Road and Hootenanny Road around 4:00 p.m.
A man had to be extricated from his car following a collision at the intersection of Glassford Hill and Florentine roads in Prescott on Tuesday morning.
Two people are in the hospital as the result of a five-vehicle accident caused by a man driving a stolen car. Law enforcement personnel were pursuing the car when it collided with the other vehicles at the intersection of SR-69 and Kachina Place in Dewey-Humboldt on Thursday night.
Hue Sowash, Ian Castelhano and a three-year-old toddler died in a head-on collision on SR-89 between Chino Valley and Ash Fork late Thursday afternoon.
Eva Luna, age two of Los Angeles, California, was killed in an accident Tuesday when a Toyota Rav4 driven by her father hydroplaned on the rain-soaked highway, striking an embankment before rolling.
Arizona DPS responded to the scene of an accident at SR-260 and Western Drive that claimed the life of Jesus A. Zazueta, age 31 of Cottonwood, on Tuesday night.
A car accident on Tuesday morning has killed Murphy Laughter and left Kaleo Greyeyes with serious injuries. The accident occurred on Williamson Valley and Stazenski Road in Prescott and involved a 2015 Kia Soul and 1999 Dodge pickup truck.
David Branch was killed in a car accident that occurred at the intersection of Prescott Lakes Parkway and Highway 69 in Prescott on Tuesday morning. Rebecca Myers was injured in the crash.
An unidentified 12-year-old boy was seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver as he crossed Lakeshore Drive at Lake Valley Road on Monday afternoon. The young pedestrian was in a marked crosswalk.
Danny Ray Parsley of Camp Verde died from injuries he received on Tuesday when a backhoe pinned him against a wall of a building under construction. Paramedics rushed to the construction site in the 1500 block of East Solar Place. Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived shortly thereafter. Mr. Parsley was transported to the Verde Valley Medical Center where he later died.
Two people were transported to hospitals following a car accident involving four vehicles on Tuesday morning. The accident occurred at about 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 89 and Prescott Lakes Parkway.
An Arizona DPS trooper was injured late Sunday when his police vehicle was struck an alleged impaired driver. According to accident investigators with the Prescott Valley Police Department, the unidentified trooper was northbound on SR-69 when a pickup truck driven by Jarrett Tixier entered the highway directly in front of him.
A man working in the Mollie Rae neighborhood in Chino Valley sustained serious injuries this morning after he was struck by a car.
Esther Dorsch was struck by a 2015 Kia SUV while walking in the parking lot at the Fry's Food and Drug on Glassford Hill Road in Prescott Valley. Ms. Dorsch was trapped underneath the SUV and had to be extricated by emergency responders with Central Yavapai Fire and Medical. She initially was taken by ambulance to Yavapai Regional Medical Center before being flown to a hospital in Phoenix for further treatment.
The Prescott Valley Police Department responded to an accident with injuries involving three vehicles on Windsong Drive on Wednesday evening.
Three people were transported by air to hospitals following a head-on collision involving three vehicles. The driver of one of the cars was arrested and faces multiple criminal charges.
Bob Farster was killed after he was struck while crossing a street in his wheelchair. The accident occurred at the intersection of Fair Street and Gail Gardner on Thursday morning. Mr. Farster was crossing Gail Gardner in a marked crosswalk when he was hit by a pickup truck driven by Clifford Post that was turning onto Gail Gardner.
A multi-vehicle accident on SR-69 at Sunrise Boulevard left ten people injured, including a three month old baby.
Spencer Kihlstrom and Jeremiah Linnertz, both age 19 and from Chino Valley, were killed Friday when their single-engine Cessna went down near Perkinsville Ranch, several miles east of Paulden.
Andrew Mettee was killed in an accident on Gurley Street on Friday night. Mr. Mettee was a passenger in the rear seat of a 2001 Toyota Tundra pickup truck driven by Denan Veazy, age 49 of Prescott.
Valerie Jean Creek was killed on Monday while she was riding her bicycle on SR-69.
A head-on car accident on SR-69 near Dewey on Friday has left two people dead and a third with serious injuries. According to DPS investigators, Harry Traub and Abeline Traub were killed when their vehicle veered into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with another vehicle. A passenger in their vehicle sustained serious injuries.
A head-on collision involving two vehicles on Willow Creek Road in Prescott has left seven people injured, three of whom have serious injuries. One of the injured persons was air evac'd to John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix and two others were taken to Yavapai Regional Medical Center with multi-system trauma.
Rockwell Christian Lee was killed after a passenger transport van and a tractor-trailer collided on SR-260 in Camp Verde on July 25th around 6:16 a.m.
Anthony Dabbs, age 35 of Glendale, has been identified as the victim of the head-on crash yesterday on SR-69 near Mayer.
A head-on collision yesterday on SR-69 near Mayer has claimed the life of one person.
Nancy Roberge was killed last Friday when a motorist failed to yield and turned in front of her motorcycle.
Jayme Salazar, a well-known businessman in Prescott, was killed on Friday when his motorcycle was struck by a pickup truck on Iron Springs Road near Skull Valley.
William Tuebert was killed this morning when his Toyota SUV collided with another vehicle at the intersection of SR-69 and Spring Lane in Mayer.
A single-vehicle rollover accident outside Crown King yesterday evening has claimed the life of Daniel Arroyo, age 29 of Phoenix. An unidentified male occupant was transported to a Phoenix hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
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 control 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.