Originally Published: September 14, 2009 11 p.m.
POLAND JUNCTION - Rescue workers extricated a 29-year-old woman from her sport utility vehicle Monday morning after she lost control and drove into a drainage ditch west of the Poland Junction turnoff on Highway 69.
The woman, whose name was unavailable at press time, suffered head and other injuries, and a Native Air helicopter flew her to Flagstaff Medical Center, Central Yavapai Battalion Chief Jeff Polacek said.
"I do believe" she was conscious, he said.
The rollover, which occurred at about 10 a.m. at milepost 276, is under investigation by the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office. Information on the status of the investigation was unavailable Monday before press time.
The SUV left the side of the highway and plunged about 50 feet into the ditch, Polacek said.
Polacek and his counterpart at the Mayer Fire District, Todd Paschal, said they did not know whether the motorist was speeding. She was heading toward Phoenix.
The SUV was "pretty much" totaled, Paschal said.
The Mayer district dispatched an engineer, ambulance and battalion chief truck, and Central Yavapai sent an engine and battalion chief vehicle, officials said.