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8:04 AM Sun, Sept. 23rd

Two-car collision sends four to hospital

Photo by Sue Tone<br>Prescott Valley police direct traffic at Highway 69 and Prescott East Highway.

Photo by Sue Tone<br>Prescott Valley police direct traffic at Highway 69 and Prescott East Highway.

Four people went to hospitals after a two-car collision that shut down Highway 69 for almost an hour Monday at the intersection of Prescott East Highway.

Prescott Valley police said in a press release that the accident happened at about 2:13 p.m. when a 1995 Ford van driven by Prescott Valley resident Reyna E. Alvarado De Ramirez, 46, ran a red light as it headed east on Highway 69 and struck a 2007 Nissan sedan driven by Jennifer Hawley, 30, also of Prescott Valley.

Hawley was traveling north on Prescott East Highway when the accident occurred.

An ambulance took Hawley and two passengers from De Ramirez's van to Yavapai Regional Medical Center East for what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

A medical helicopter flew De Ramirez to John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital in Phoenix with possible life-threatening injuries, police said.

An additional van passenger appeared to be uninjured, police added.

Both drivers and all passengers were wearing seat belts and impairment does not appear to be a factor.