Two Hospitalized After Seven-Vehicle Crash on Highway 69 in Prescott
Prescott, Arizona—Two people were hospitalized following a car accident yesterday on Highway 69 near Frontier Village involving seven vehicles. The crash occurred at about 3:45 p.m.
According to accident investigators, the crash scene spanned about 100 yards. Emergency responders initially focused three vehicles with heavy damage, one of which caught fire. Police believe that the initial collision involved four vehicles, but three additional vehicles collided after attempting to avoid the first crash.
One of the victims was air evac'd to a hospital in Phoenix as a Level 1 trauma patient. Another patient was transported by ambulance to Yavapai Regional Medical Center with injuries that are not life-threatening.
Highway 69 was closed for an hour while officers investigated the cause of the crash and gas that leaked onto the roadway cleaned. The closure also was necessary to provide space for the helicopter from Native Air.
We wish speedy and complete recoveries to those injured in this crash.
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