Trusted local news leader for Prescott area communities since 1882
Sun, Sept. 22

UPDATE: PV man dead from May 17 crash on Highway 89A
Police: Vehicle turned in front of motorcycle

Emergency responders treat Prescott Valley resident Christopher Steffes, 31, on Highway 89A after his motorcycle crashed into a sedan near Mingus Mountain midday Friday, May 17. .Steffes later died from his injuries. (Max Efrein/Daily Courier)

Emergency responders treat Prescott Valley resident Christopher Steffes, 31, on Highway 89A after his motorcycle crashed into a sedan near Mingus Mountain midday Friday, May 17. .Steffes later died from his injuries. (Max Efrein/Daily Courier)

A motorcyclist involved in a vehicle accident along Highway 89A near Prescott Valley midday Friday, May 17, died from his injuries, police officials said.

The man, 31-year-old Christopher Steffes of Prescott Valley, was traveling southbound toward Prescott Valley from Mingus Mountain when a sedan pulled out in front of him where the highway intersects with Legend Hills Dr., according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS). Steffes was wearing a helmet, emergency responders said.

photo

Emergency responders load Prescott Valley resident Christopher Steffes, 31, into a Native Air helicopter after the man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash along Highway 89A near Prescott Valley midday Friday, May 17. (Max Efrein/The Daily Courier)

Steffes was treated on the scene and then transported by helicopter to Flagstaff Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The two people in the sedan sustained minor injuries and one was transported to Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott Valley, AZDPS reported.

Sarah Baker was one of the first to see the result of the accident. She’s a motorcyclist on a cross country trip from California to New York and happened to be passing by soon after the crash.

“As a fellow rider, it was a frightening sight to behold,” Baker said.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing, so no citations against the driver of the sedan have yet been issued, according to AZDPS officials.

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

Contact
Event Calendar
Event Calendar link
Submit Event

This Week's Circulars

To view money-saving ads...