PRELIMINARY INFORMATION - On October 23, 2018, around 4 PM, YCSO deputies were dispatched to a reported 2 car collision on Williamson Valley Road at Hootenanny Road, Prescott. The vehicles involved were a silver Hyundai Sonata and a white 1994 Ford F 350 truck. The investigation found that the Ford truck was heading south on Williamson Valley Road and collided with the Hyundai sedan as it entered Williamson Valley Road from Hootenanny Road. The driver of the Hyundai was crossing Williamson Valley Road intending to drive north. The truck collided with the driver’s side of the Hyundai.
The Hyundai was driven by a 75-year-old woman from Prescott, with her 3 grandchildren as passengers. The grandchildren are ages 10, 6, and 3. The driver was flown to a Phoenix Hospital in critical condition due to multiple injuries, the 10-year-old was transported to Phoenix Children’s Hospital with possible rib and jaw fractures, the 6-year-old also went to Phoenix Children’s with a head injury, and the 3-year-old was released with minor injuries. The preliminary investigation indicates the driver was not wearing a seat belt and none of the children were restrained in any manner.
The driver of the Ford truck, an 18-year-old Prescott Valley man, and his passenger, sustained minor injuries. The truck driver was unable to stop his truck as the Hyundai crossed into his path attempting a left turn from Hootenanny Road.
A specialist deputy from the YCSO collision team is handling the ongoing investigation. Final conclusions are pending.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov