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Icy roads cause vehicle collisions, rollover

Prescott Valley Police Department/Courtesy photo<br>
Prescott Valley Police, Central Yavapai Fire and Life Line Ambulance answered a call about a rollover Tuesday morning on Highway 69.

Prescott Valley Police Department/Courtesy photo<br> Prescott Valley Police, Central Yavapai Fire and Life Line Ambulance answered a call about a rollover Tuesday morning on Highway 69.

Icy road conditions contributed to several collisions in Prescott Valley and Prescott Tuesday morning, including a rollover on Highway 69 near Franklin Phonetic School.

"We had approximately five crashes that were related to the weather," Prescott Valley Police Sgt. Brandon Bonney said.

When a Prescott Valley police officer answered a call about a rollover on Highway 69, a woman said she had been driving slowly when her vehicle slid on heavy ice, spun around, hit the curb and flipped on its side, Bonney said.

Central Yavapai Fire and LifeLine Ambulance also responded to the call. No injuries were reported in the collision.

"There was a two-vehicle crash as a result of the rollover near Valley View and 69," Bonney said, adding that two vehicles were involved in a rear-end collision near Bradshaw Mountain High School in the turn lane with only minor damage.

Another vehicle slid into a ditch near Cedar Springs and Sunset while still another slid off the road at Meadowlark and Sunset, Bonney said.

Prescott Police did not return calls by press time.

"The only incident of note was a vehicle off to the side of the roadway on Williamson Valley Road in the area of Rainmaker this morning," said Dwight D'Evelyn, spokesman for the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office. "The icy road was a factor in the accident, the vehicle was towed, and no injuries were reported."

YCSO deputies escorted cars through the area before Public Works trucks arrived to reduce the icy surface around 8:15 a.m., D'Evelyn said.

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