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Head-on collision stops traffic on Highway 69 in Prescott; 2 transported to hospital

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Traffic backs up on East Gurley Street as emergency personnel transport two people to Yavapai Regional Medical Center after a head-on collision in the eastbound lanes of Highway 69 near the Highway 89 interchange before noon on Monday, Nov. 2.

Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier<br> Traffic backs up on East Gurley Street as emergency personnel transport two people to Yavapai Regional Medical Center after a head-on collision in the eastbound lanes of Highway 69 near the Highway 89 interchange before noon on Monday, Nov. 2.

PRESCOTT - At around 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2, Prescott Fire Department and Lifeline Ambulance crews responded to reports of a head-on collision near the onramp onto Highway 69 at Highway 89.

Arriving units found two cars with heavy front-end damage located just east of the onramp, said Conrad Jackson, paramedic firefighter with Prescott Fire.

One vehicle, a black mustang with a male driver in his 20s, had been thrown up onto the sidewalk during the collision.

The second vehicle, a purple Kia, also only had one occupant, a female in her 20s.

Both drivers were transported to Yavapai Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, Jackson said. Both drivers reported that they had been wearing their seat belts at the time of the incident and both vehicles' airbag systems deployed.

As always, the fire department encourages the use of seat belts to help reduce the likelihood of serious injuries during accidents.

The cause of Monday's collision is still under investigation.