On 01/12/2021 at approximately 7:08 am Chino Valley Officers responded to a three-vehicle collision at S.R. 89 and Jack Dale Drive.
Through investigation, officers determined a black 1993 Jeep Wrangler, being driven by a 54-year-old from Paulden, AZ, was traveling southbound and stopped in the roadway to make a left hand turn onto Jack Dale Drive. A grey 2013 Toyota Minivan, being driven by a 50-year-old from Golden Valley, AZ, was traveling southbound and rear-ended the Jeep Wrangler which forced the Jeep Wrangler into the northbound lane. The Toyota Minivan also had a 24-year-old passenger from Golden Valley, AZ. The Jeep Wrangler was struck partially head-on by a white 2017 Ford F-250, being driven by a 61-year-old from Dewey, AZ, which was northbound and hauling a trailer.
All four involved in the collision were transported. Three by ground transport with minor injuries and the driver of the Jeep Wrangler was airlifted with serious injuries. All three involved vehicles sustained substantial damage. The roadway was reopened at approximately 9:17 am. We thank motorists for their understanding and patience while the roadway was closed and detours were provided.