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Prescott man in deadly SUV crash identified

One man was confirmed dead Sunday in a crash at the Circle K on Prescott's Gurley Street.

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One man was confirmed dead Sunday in a crash at the Circle K on Prescott's Gurley Street.

UPDATE, Tuesday, April 12:

Prescott Police have identified the driver of the SUV as John Morrison, 73, of Prescott.

UPDATE:

Prescott Police say the man who died when his vehicle crashed into gas pumps on Sunday was from Prescott.

Police report that the man was traveling in an SUV on Sheldon Street toward State Route 89. The vehicle traveled through the intersection of Sheldon and Gurley streets and into the fueling area of the Circle K store at 1245 E. Gurley St. It then struck an unoccupied vehicle at the gas pumps.

The SUV then hit the gas pumps before overturning. The pumps were dislodged by the impact of the SUV and were pushed into another vehicle on the opposite side of the pumps. That vehicle was occupied by seven people at the time, according to police.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation. The cause of death of the driver of the SUV will be determined after an examination by the Yavapai County Medical Examiner's Office.

Police say it is unknown if the driver suffered a medical emergency that may have contributed to the cause of the crash or his death.

The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Traffic in the area was restricted for several hours while the accident was under investigation.

ORIGINAL REPORT:

A man was found dead in his vehicle Sunday after it struck a Prescott Circle K gas pump island at a high-rate of speed.

The 73-year-old driver struck the pumps at the convenience store on East Gurley Street in Prescott around 5:15 p.m.

According to a Prescott Fire Department official, the victim required extrication and was the only occupant in the vehicle.

There were two other minor injuries caused during the incident, but neither required transport to the hospital.

The Circle K is closed for the investigation, which is being conducted by the Prescott Police Department.