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5/8/2013 10:32:00 AM
Update 1 p.m.: Cornville Road expected to re-open this afternoon
The car carried a father and his two 10-year-old twins. Two medical helicopters and ambulances were needed for the victims. The father was airlifted to Flagstaff Medical Center trauma unit with head injuries. One of the children was flown to Phoenix Children's Hospital while the second was taken to Verde Valley Medical Center along with the Cable One driver. Photo courtesy of Verde Valley Fire Dept.
The car carried a father and his two 10-year-old twins. Two medical helicopters and ambulances were needed for the victims. The father was airlifted to Flagstaff Medical Center trauma unit with head injuries. One of the children was flown to Phoenix Children's Hospital while the second was taken to Verde Valley Medical Center along with the Cable One driver. Photo courtesy of Verde Valley Fire Dept.
Officers are currently doing an accident investigation about one-half mile east of the Family Dollar store on Cornville Road involving a Cable One utility truck and a four-door sedan. The crash was reported at 7:48 a.m. Wednesday. Photo by Dan Engler/VVN
Officers are currently doing an accident investigation about one-half mile east of the Family Dollar store on Cornville Road involving a Cable One utility truck and a four-door sedan. The crash was reported at 7:48 a.m. Wednesday. Photo by Dan Engler/VVN

Yavapai County Sheriff's Dept. officers are advising motorists that Cornville Road will reopen at 1:15 p.m.. It has been closed between Page Springs Road and Beaverhead Flat Road since early this morning.

Yavapai Sheriff's Spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said a medium-sized gold four-door passenger car in the east bound lane collided head on with a Cable One utility truck headed west. The accident occurred at Cornville Road and Doraine Lane.

The car carried a father and his two 10-year-old twin children. Two medical helicopters and ambulances were needed for the victims. The father was airlifted to Flagstaff Medical Center trauma unit with head injuries.

One of the children was flown to Phoenix Children's Hospital while the second was taken to Verde Valley Medical Center along with the Cable One driver.

The accident ended up off the roadway, but the county road was closed to allow a landing zone for the helicopters.

Officers are currently doing an accident investigation about one-half mile east of the Family Dollar store on Cornville Road. The crash was reported at 7:48 a.m. Wednesday.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, May 10, 2013
Article comment by: mark graff

I am a friend of the father and I just learned of this to day. my prayers go to the family. He was at my house 3 days ago and now he's gone. people pleas be safe on the road..he will be missed dearly.

Posted: Friday, May 10, 2013
Article comment by: Please value life

I have really noticed some angry drivers out there a lot more lately. Big trucks, little cars, it doesn't matter. Please remember that no life is worth losing by driving like a mad person. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013
Article comment by: Lynn Lewin

This accident has struck deep in my heart, I am a friend of the family and was at the twins birth. My heart goes out to Heather, all the extended families, and friends at this tragic time .May Peace, Love, and Light, surround them.

Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013
Article comment by: T.J. O'Malley

Sending prayers from my family to this family, such a tragedy, that someone's life had to end because of someone else's impatience, sorry to offend anyone out their but, that's just the way I am.

Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013
Article comment by: Lynda Kuglitsch

I, like Teri, used to drive this route every day to work. More times than I want to remember, there were vehicles passing on the yellows. One guy passed 5 vehicles, running a car coming the opposite way off the road. I know this is slow going for people going between Cottonwood, Rimrock or VOC but nothing is worth a horrific accident such as this.

Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Article comment by: Forrest Heiderick

Please pray for my family.

Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Article comment by: Teri Von Gausig

I came up on this horrible scene right behind the emergency vehicles. I drive this route back and forth every weekday to work and some days its been sheer luck that I've arrived here in one piece. I've been run off the road and passed by vehicles against the yellows more than times than I can count.
I pray that all will be okay.


Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Article comment by: Lisa Rhodes

The children involved are both 10 they are twins in my son's 4th grade class at Desert Star Community School. Please pray (whatever that means to you) for this family.

Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Article comment by: amanda lemons

the children are twins, both 10 years old.

Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Article comment by: Lynne Ordean

Close to my home and so very sad! Thank you Verde News for posting the information so promptly. This is a tragedy so please everyone, keep alert when driving, no texting or cell phones, try not to be distracted, and watch everyone else too! There have been way too many horrible accidents in and around the Verde Valley in the last few weeks.



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