Mayer man dies in accident on I-17
A Mayer man is dead following a rollover collision on I-17 near Rock Springs. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the crash occurred at around 9 yesterday morning. Fifty-five year old Mayer resident Charles Kenney was traveling on northbound I-17 in a Suzuki passenger vehicle when he drove into the median for an unknown reason. His vehicle then exited the median and went into the southbound lanes of traffic, where it was hit by a pickup truck driven by 42 year old Phoenix resident Bryan Stewart. The truck rolled over and both vehicles came to a stop off the right side of the road. Kenney died at the scene from his injuries and Stewart was taken to Honor Health North Mountain Hospital in Phoenix. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.
Dewey-Humboldt residents learn about being firewise
Dewey-Humboldt residents can learn about efforts to make communities safe from wildfire. The Town of Dewey-Humboldt is working with the Central Yavapai Fire District in achieving Firewise certification. That topic will be discussed during a public meeting at 6:30 tonight. Town officials say the primary goal of Firewise landscaping is reducing the amount of flammable vegetation and materials surrounding homes. Grant funds have been awarded to help property owners create defensible space. The Firewise certification process is starting in the North East Foothills and Blue Hills neighborhoods. Anyone who is interested in this program and how to receive grant funding is encouraged to attend the public meeting, which will be held at Town Hall on Highway 69.
Road construction notes
Watch for delays on I-17 near McGuireville and Smoke Tree Lane in Prescott. Lane restrictions are in place today through 7 Thursday night due to paving on I-17. Speed limits are reduced through the work zone. Over in Prescott, CLM Earthmovers is working on a utility and pavement improvements project along Smoke Tree Lane. This week crews are saw cutting the roadway and trenching along Smoke Tree Lane from Willow Creek Road to near Birchwood Cove. One lane of traffic will remain open at all times, however drivers may encounter lane restrictions, reduced speeds and rough roads. Improvements include installation of a new water line and removal and replacement of the existing asphalt. Construction is scheduled for completion by this fall.