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Multiple Vehicle Injury Collision Shuts Down SR 89 in Chino Valley

On 10/13/2022 at approximately 10:58 am, Chino Valley Officers responded to reports of a multi-vehicle collision that occurred in the 2600 block of North State Route 89. When officers arrived, they found the collision involved a Ram 2500, a Ford F350, and a Chevrolet Silverado towing a fifth-wheel trailer.

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The driver of the Ram 2500, a 64-year-old male of Chino Valley, was the sole occupant of the vehicle and had to be extracted from the vehicle by Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA). He sustained moderate injuries, and was transported via helicopter to an area hospital for treatment. At last check, he was reportedly in stable condition. The driver of the Ford F350, a 25-year-old male of Chino Valley, was treated for minor injuries and was released at the scene. The driver of the Chevrolet Silverado towing the trailer, a 44-year-old male of Glendale AZ, was found to be un-injured.

Traffic on State Route 89, between Road 3 North and Road 4 North was closed in both directions for approximately 1.5 hours and detours were provided. Preliminary investigation revealed that the Ram 2500 was travelling south on SR89 prior to the collision. The Chevrolet Silverado towing the trailer and the Ford F350 where both travelling north on SR89. According to witnesses at the scene, the Ram 2500 drifted into the northbound lanes of traffic. The Ram 2500 side swiped the Chevrolet and trailer, then clipped the Ford F350. The Ford F350 left the roadway and flipped on its’ driver side, where it came to rest.

The Ram 2500 also left the roadway and came to rest, upright, on the east shoulder of the roadway. All vehicles involved, except the Chevrolet, sustained major damage and were towed from the scene. At this time, the investigation is on-going and the identification of those involved will not be released. The Chino Valley Police Department would like to thank motorist for their understanding and patience while the roadway was closed to all traffic for several minutes.

We also want to thank our partnering agencies for their assistance, including the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority, Lifeline Ambulance, Arizona Department of Transportation, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, and Tri-City Towing.

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