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3 injured in 89A crash

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Helicopters airlifted the three victims of this two-vehicle collision near the Highway 89A and Granite Dells Parkway onramp Monday morning. Prescott Police, Fire, Central Yavpai Fire, Lifeline Ambulance, and Department of Public Safety personnel responded to the head-on collision.

Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier<br> Helicopters airlifted the three victims of this two-vehicle collision near the Highway 89A and Granite Dells Parkway onramp Monday morning. Prescott Police, Fire, Central Yavpai Fire, Lifeline Ambulance, and Department of Public Safety personnel responded to the head-on collision.

Updated info at 2 p.m.:PRESCOTT - A two-vehicle collision on Highway 89A northbound (eastbound) near Granite Dells Parkway Monday morning, Oct. 12, sent three people to the hospital by medical helicopter and closed the road as medical crews worked on the patients and police investigated the scene.About 10:15 a.m., a 17-year-old girl, from Prescott Valley, driving a four-door sedan headed south (west), went off the road and crossed the center median, colliding with a pickup traveling the other direction, Prescott Police Lt. Amy Bonney said, but police don't yet know why.A man and a woman, both in their late 60s, were extricated from the truck and flown to Flagstaff Medical Center. The girl was entrapped and firefighters had to remove the roof from the car. Even so, it took them 45 minutes to get her out. She was flown to Phoenix Children's Hospital.The conditions of the patients are not available, Bonney said.Highway 89A was open in both directions by 12:20 p.m.Original story:PRESCOTT - A two-car collision on Highway 89A northbound (eastbound) near Granite Dells Parkway Monday morning, Oct. 12, sent three people to the hospital by medical helicopter and closed the highway as medical crews worked on the patients and police investigated the scene.Two patients were extricated from a car and flown from to Flagstaff Medical Center within minutes, but the third, a teen girl, was trapped and required the roof to be removed from the car. Even so, it took firefighters 45 minutes to get her out.Once she was freed, she was flown to Phoenix Children's Hospital.It's not yet known what caused the crash.The highway was still closed just after noon.Watch dCourier.com for more details as they become available.