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Update: Highway 69 reopened after collision sends woman to hospital

Emergency personnel try to free a victim trapped in her car after a trailer came unhitched and collided head-on with her car on Highway 69 at Mendecino in Prescott Valley Friday, June 7, 2019. (Les Stukenberg/Courier)

Emergency personnel try to free a victim trapped in her car after a trailer came unhitched and collided head-on with her car on Highway 69 at Mendecino in Prescott Valley Friday, June 7, 2019. (Les Stukenberg/Courier)

Highway 69 has reopened in both directions after it was closed in Prescott Valley following a serious traffic accident.

Police reported the highway closing at 4 p.m. but traffic was flowing in both directions by 6:30 p.m.

Traffic was affected as emergency personnel worked to free a female trapped in her car after a trailer came unhitched and collided head on with her vehicle, witnesses reported.

The crash occurred in the eastbound lanes, causing authorities to shift lanes on both sides of the highway.

The victim was transported via ambulance to Yavapai Regional Medical Center East campus and then flown to John C. Lincoln Deer Valley in Phoenix. Her condition was unknown early Friday evening.

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Traffic backs up as emergency personnel work at the site of a collision after a trailer came unhitched and collided head-on with a car on Highway 69 at Mendecino in Prescott Valley Friday, June 7, 2019. (Les Stukenberg/Courier)

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