Originally Published: August 6, 2013 6 a.m.
PRESCOTT VALLEY- High speed is determined to be the cause of a multi-vehicle collision along State Route 69 and Fain Road.
At 11 a.m. on July 31, Prescott Valley police and emergency personnel were called to a collision involving five vehicles and three trailers, including an RV and a fuel tanker.
According to police, Samuel Fairfield, 49, of Beaumont, Texas, was driving his pickup truck towing a fifth wheel trailer and a second trailer with a motorcycle on it.
As Fairfield attempted to turn onto Fain Road at a high rate of speed, he crashed over the median and struck several vehicles.
The collision caused a Dodge minivan to become pinned underneath a fuel tanker.
Fairfield also hit the front of a Chevy Impala, causing damage and pushing the car into a Suburban SUV. A semi-truck and trailer also were pushed into another lane.
No one was killed in the incident. Traffic was backup along Fain Road for several hours while police investigated the crash and cleared the scene.
Police issued Fairfield citations for exceeding the maximum length for a trailer combination, failing to control speed to avoid an accident and no proof of insurance.