Dewey woman killed in 4-vehicle crash on Highway 69

One person died and four others were seriously injured from a significant vehicle crash near the intersection of Kachina Place and Highway 69 in Dewey Saturday afternoon, Nov. 25, 2017. (Prescott Valley Police Department)

One person died and four others were seriously injured from a significant vehicle crash near the intersection of Kachina Place and Highway 69 in Dewey Saturday afternoon, Nov. 25, 2017. (Prescott Valley Police Department)

A 78-year-old Dewey woman was killed Saturday, Nov. 25, when, police said, she struck a pickup truck “at a high rate of speed” on Highway 69 near Kachina Drive.

According to Prescott Valley Police Sgt, Jason Kaufman, after the Volkswagen Beetle, driven by Joan Heydorn, rear-ended the truck, it continued traveling south and went head-on into a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) occupied by a family of four from Cave Creek.

A motorcycle driven by a 61-year-old Humboldt man crashed while trying to avoid the wreckage.

Four people were flown to Phoenix-area hospitals with serious injuries, Kaufman said, and “multiple others were transported by ambulance to the Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott Valley.”

Heydorn was pronounced dead at the scene.

Further details were not released.

The crash is still under investigation, and the Prescott Valley Police Department is asking witnesses to contact Collision Investigator Jake Lichlyter at 928-772-5171.

Click here to view the initial story from Saturday.