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Breaking News Update: Outer Loop Road reopens after fatal crash

Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier<br>
Deputy Sheriff J. Murray directs traffic to turn around at the intersection of South Reed Road and Outer Loop Road in Chino Valley Wednesday morning. Outer Loop Road is closed indefinitely due to a two-vehicle head-on collision where two people died on scene according to Dwight D'Evelyn YCSO spokesman.

Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier<br> Deputy Sheriff J. Murray directs traffic to turn around at the intersection of South Reed Road and Outer Loop Road in Chino Valley Wednesday morning. Outer Loop Road is closed indefinitely due to a two-vehicle head-on collision where two people died on scene according to Dwight D'Evelyn YCSO spokesman.

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.

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