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Driver Arrested After Head-on Collision, Rollover in Prescott Valley

Van O'Steen

June 25, 2020

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Prescott Valley, Arizona—Harrison Vina, age 26, was arrested following a brief police chase that ended when he crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with an SUV. The crash occurred at Highway 69 and Navajo Drive.

According to investigators with the Prescott Valley Police Department, an officer spotted a Dodge Neon eastbound on Highway 69 driving erratically at speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour. An officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the driver continued to speed way.

Shortly after police lost sight of the vehicle, emergency dispatch received calls of a car accident at Highway 69 and Navajo Drive. By the time officers arrived on the scene, the driver of the Dodge Neon already had fled on foot.

The accident reconstruction revealed that the Dodge Neon crossed the center line and collided head-on with a Toyota 4-Runner that was traveling westbound on Highway 69. The collision caused the 4-Runner to flip over one-and-a-half times, finally coming to rest on its side. At least one witness told police that it appeared the driver of the Dodge Neon deliberately ran into the 4-Runner. Thankfully, the driver of the 4-Runner escaped serious injury.

Police later located and arrested Mr. Vina. He was booked into the Yavapai County Jail in Camp Verde and charged with unlawful flight from law enforcement, failure to remain at an accident scene, reckless driving, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, speeding, failure to drive on the right side of the roadway, driving with license suspended/revoked/cancelled, and endangerment with substantial risk of imminent death.

We are grateful that the driver of the 4-Runner was not seriously injured.

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