Breaking News Update: Outer Loop Road reopens after fatal crash
UPDATE: The Sheriff's Office has re-opened the Outer Loop Road.
YAVAPAI COUNTY - Two people were killed and three were seriously injured when two cars collided head-on this morning on Outer Loop Road between Reed and Williamson Valley roads, according to a sheriff's spokesman.
The crash, reported by a passerby, happened sometime before 7:50 a.m., at milepost 2.5 on Outer Loop, south of Chino Valley.
One car contained only its driver, and the other one had four people on board, said Dwight D'Evelyn, YCSO spokesman. The two fatalities were both among the four in the second car. Two of the survivors were flown to Flagstaff Medical Center and the third was taken by ambulance to Yavapai Regional Medical Center, D'Evelyn said, and they are all in serious condition.
D'Evelyn said identities would not be released until family members had been notified.
Outer Loop between Reed and Williamson Valley roads remains closed indefinitely, he added.