8/29/2013 12:55:00 PM Driver could face charges in 4-vehicle crash
The driver of this Ford F150 truck struck three other vehicles after entering Prescott Valley at a high rate of speed, PV Police said.
Photo courtesy PVPD
Heidi Dahms-Foster Special to the Tribune
A Prescott man could face charges of driving while impaired and causing a four-vehicle crash Wednesday night, Aug. 28, at the intersection of Highway 69 and Sundog Ranch Road entering Prescott Valley.
Prescott Valley Police spokesman Brandon Bonney said the man, driving a 2000 Ford F150 pickup at a high rate of speed, failed to slow as he approached a red light at the intersection, and slammed into the back of a 1988 Ford F150, driven by a Prescott Valley man. Then he sideswiped a 1977 Ford F100 stopped for the light, also driven by a Prescott Valley man.
The Prescott man's speed caused him to continue through the intersection, striking a 2013 Volvo semi tractor trailer driven by a Texas man. The tractor trailer was turning into a parking lot on a green arrow.
Bonney said all injuries in the accident were reported to be non-life threatening. A friend took one injured person to Yavapai Regional Medical Center, and the rest refused medical treatment on scene. Two of the vehicles were heavily damaged.
Police detained the Prescott man, Bonney said, and processed him for possible impairment. They also obtained a search warrant for a blood sample. He was released pending results of the blood test.
Bonney said police restricted traffic on Highway 69 until about 10:45 p.m. as they investigated and cleared the scene.