Fatal accident victim identified
Prescott Valley police were dispatched to a report of an injury traffic crash on Highway 69 at the intersection of Fain Road on Saturday, April 18, at 10:28 p.m. The victim of the fatal crash has been identified as Ronald D. Darnell of Dewey.
A white Ford F-350 pickup truck driven by a 39-year¬-old man from Parker was eastbound on Highway 69 and went left of center into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a silver Chevy Impala occupied by a 69-year¬-old man from Dewey, now identified as Darnell.
The highway was shut down east and westbound between milepost 284 and the intersection of Fain Road for about five and a half hours.
The cause of the collision is currently under investigation by the Prescott Valley Police Department.