The Injury Collision on SR 69 That Closed Traffic for 5 Hours Featured

Lt. Corey Kasun, Prescott PD March 13, 2023 437

Serious Injury Collision on State Route 69 on Friday

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  • A 10 AM accident on Friday closed SR 69 for 5 hours in both directions
  • An 81 year-old Prescott resident was driving in the wrong direction
  • She struck a vehicle head-on
  • All victims were transported to hospitals
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Mid-morning accident sends 3 to hospital 

On Friday, March 10th, 2023, at approximately 10:09 am, Prescott Police Officers responded to a vehicle collision near the intersection of Highway 69 and Holiday drive.

Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that an 81-year-old Prescott resident, driving a 2014 Honda CRV drove left of center while traveling Westbound on Highway 69. At one point the vehicle struck the south guardrail. The vehicle continued westbound in the eastbound lanes when the vehicle struck a 2020 Ford Edge, head-on. The driver of the Edge, an 80-year-old Prescott resident and her passenger, also an 80-year-old Prescott resident were seriously injured. 

The Prescott Fire Department and EMS personnel provided medical aid to all three patients. The driver of the Honda CRV was transported by ground to the YRMC west where she was flown by helicopter to a Phoenix area hospital. The passenger of the Ford Edge was flown from the scene by helicopter to a Phoenix area hospital. The driver of the Ford Edge was taken to YRMC west for her injuries. 

The traffic on State Route 69 was shut down in both directions for approximately 5 hours while the scene was investigated. At this time the cause of this collision is still under investigation.  

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