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12:13 PM Tue, Sept. 25th

Driver injured in crash after crossing into oncoming lane

A woman suffered serious injuries Wednesday morning after the minivan she drove left the roadway, crashed into some mailboxes, and ended up in a drainage ditch in the 7700 block of Loos Drive in Prescott Valley.

At 10:24 a.m., Prescott Valley police answered a call for a single-vehicle injury crash, said Sgt. Brandon Bonney, spokesman for the Prescott Valley Police Department.

Frances Vickrey, 69, told officers she was traveling southwest on Loos Drive in her 2005 Kia minivan when she crossed over into the oncoming lane, hit some mailboxes and ended up in a drainage ditch on the south side of the road.

Vickrey, who was not wearing her seatbelt, received injuries to her head and face, and Native Air flew her to Flagstaff Medical Center for further treatment, Bonney said.

Preliminary investigation shows that a medical problem may have led to the crash, Bonney said.

The Prescott Valley police urge people to always wear their seatbelt.

The "Click It or Ticket" campaign sponsored by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety continues, and there is zero tolerance for violators, Bonney said.