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Update: Iron Springs Road fatal crash victim identified

The front end of a compact SUV was smashed in and its driver was killed in a crash on Iron Springs Road Thursday afternoon, July 18. (Les Stukenberg/Courier)

The front end of a compact SUV was smashed in and its driver was killed in a crash on Iron Springs Road Thursday afternoon, July 18. (Les Stukenberg/Courier)

Update:

The driver of the compact SUV who was deceased at the scene has been identified by police as 81-year-old Nancy Fleming of Fort Worth Texas.

Original post:

A head-on collision between a compact SUV and a semi-truck left a woman dead and closed Iron Springs Road near the Alto Pit recreation area for several hours on Thursday afternoon, July 18.

The Prescott Fire Department (PFD) and Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) handled the fatal crash, which occurred shortly before 4 p.m.

“Witnesses reported seeing the car strike a guardrail then veer into the oncoming lane, where it collided with the truck,” Conrad Jackson with PFD said in a news release.

The driver of the SUV, a woman who appeared to be in her 70s, had to be extricated from the vehicle and ended up dying from her injuries, Jackson said. The SUV was a rental.

The truck driver suffered minor injuries and ultimately refused treatment or transport, Jackson said.

Iron Springs Road was closed in both directions for several hours, and traffic was rerouted down White Spar Road while first responders cleared debris and investigated the crash.

Follow Max Efrein on Twitter @mefrein, email him at mefrein@prescottaz.com or call him at 928-445-3333 ext. 1105.

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Emergency responders block off Iron Springs Road at Skyline Drive due to a fatal accident Thursday afternoon, July 18. (Les Stukenberg/Courier)

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