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Two men seriously injured in collision

Matt Hinshaw/The Daily Courier<p>
Emergency personnel carry two victims involved in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Frontage Road and Valley View Road into two waiting LifeLine Ambulances Wednesday morning in Prescott Valley. Both victims were transported to Yavapai Regional Medical Center East with major injuries.

Matt Hinshaw/The Daily Courier<p> Emergency personnel carry two victims involved in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Frontage Road and Valley View Road into two waiting LifeLine Ambulances Wednesday morning in Prescott Valley. Both victims were transported to Yavapai Regional Medical Center East with major injuries.

PRESCOTT VALLEY -- Two men sustained severe injuries when two vehicles collided at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Frontage and Valley View roads, a spokesman said.

Gary Burris, 67, who drove his 1998 Ford Explorer west along the frontage road on Highway 69, told police he did not see a stop sign at Valley View and drove through the intersection, said Sgt. Brandon Bonney, spokesman for the Prescott Valley Police Department.

When Burris drove through the intersection, he struck an Angels on Duty transport van, Bonney said.

Fred Waldie, 62, who drove the 2003 Chevy van, sustained serious injuries in the collision, Bonney said.

Native Air flew Waldie to John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital for treatment, Bonney said.

Paul Finch, 78, a passenger in the van, sustained severe injuries to his head and face, Bonney said.

Paramedics took Finch to Yavapai Regional Medical Center East, Bonney said.

An ambulance later took Finch to St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix for further treatment, said Charlie Cook, assistant chief and spokesman for the Central Yavapai Fire District.

Another person at the scene refused medical care, Cook said.

Prescott Valley police cited Burris for a stop sign violation, Bonney said.

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