Originally Published: August 2, 2012 3:18 p.m.
PRESCOTT - A cement truck overturned at the intersection of Highway 69 and Prescott Lakes Parkway on Thursday afternoon, spilling fuel and closing the intersection in both directions until after 5 p.m., Prescott Police Lt. Ken Morley said.
The intersection did not re-open for westbound traffic until after 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Hours later, traffic still was not allowed to turn onto Prescott Lakes Parkway because of clean-up efforts.
Shortly before 2 p.m., the cement truck, westbound on Highway 69, turned right onto Prescott Lakes Parkway and overturned, Morley said.
"It appears the driver might have gone too fast around the corner and the truck turned over striking an SUV," Morley said. "No one was injured in the collision."
No citations have been issued yet, Morley said, and the collision remains under investigation.
The cement truck's driver sustained minor injuries, but he refused to go to the hospital, and the occupants of the SUV were not injured in the collision, Morley added.
Norman Fisk of Prescott was on his way into town when he saw the crash. "The two kids in the SUV were crying and shook up after it was hit, but the man and woman seemed all right," Fisk said. "If the truck had been closer there would have been even more damage."
Fuel from the overturned truck's tanks spilled onto the street and crews from the Prescott Fire Department, the City of Prescott, and the Arizona Department of Transportation were on scene cleaning up the fuel, said Kim Kapin, public affairs director for the City of Prescott.
Westbound traffic and those wanting to turn onto Prescott Lakes Parkway were being detoured through the nearby Walmart parking lot, Kapin said shortly after 3 p.m.