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Two killed in Prescott Valley crash

(Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier)

(Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier)

PRESCOTT VALLEY - A three-car collision on Highway 89A near Fain Road Thursday left two people dead and three injured.

Emergency personnel, including crews from the Central Yavapai Fire District, Prescott Fire Department, and Prescott Valley police, responded to the incident near the intersection of State Route 89A, Robert Road and Fain Road at 1:20 p.m.

One person, a male in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene. A female passenger in his vehicle, also believed to be in her 60s, was transported by Native Air to the Flagstaff Medical Center for life-threatening injuries. She later died as a result of her injuries, according to Prescott Valley police.

Lifeline Ambulance transported a third person, a male in his 70s, to Yavapai Regional Medical Center. He was then transported to John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix in serious condition. Two others were also injured in the crash but refused treatment at the scene.

Prescott Valley Police Department spokesman Art Askew said the crash occurred when a small two-door SUV stopped at a red light at intersection of Highway 89A in the westbound lanes of Fain Road. A Chevy Impala, driving westbound on Fain Road, failed to stop and struck the SUV, pushing it into a third vehicle, also an SUV, which had stopped at the light on eastbound Highway 89A.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. "It is not known at this time if impairment was a factor in the crash,said Prescott Valley Police Department Cmdr. Art Askew. The names of all involved are being withheld pending the notification of next-of-kin, Askew said.

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