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5/9/2013 12:58:00 PM
UPDATE: Father of twins dies from injuries in Cornville Road crash
Yavapai County Sheriff's officers closed Cornville Road Wednesday after a the crash just before 8 a.m. The road was closed between Page Springs Road and Beaverhead Flat Road and was not reopened until after 1:15 p.m. VVN/Dan Engler
Yavapai County Sheriff's officers closed Cornville Road Wednesday after a the crash just before 8 a.m. The road was closed between Page Springs Road and Beaverhead Flat Road and was not reopened until after 1:15 p.m. VVN/Dan Engler

UPDATE: FRIDAY 6:55 AM --



The driver of the gold sedan has been identified as Hakim Amin, 72 years of age, from Cottonwood. Amin had been airlifted to Flagstaff Medical Center following the crash. He was later transported to the Barrow Institute in Phoenix and passed away around 7:15 PM Wednesday. Exact cause of death is under investigation by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner. His twin children, a 9 year old boy and girl, both survived. The 9 year old boy suffered a laceration to his abdomen and is being treated at Phoenix Children's Hospital - The 9 year old girl was treated at the Verde Valley Medical Center.

The driver of the Cable One truck has been identified as Francisco Zorrilla, 22 years of age, from Sedona. He was treated at Verde Valley Medical Center and released.

All involved were wearing seat belts. Investigators are still working to determine the exact cause of the collision as they review witness statements and physical evidence.











CORNVILLE - One person has died in a serious accident that closed Cornville Road Wednesday for half the day.

Yavapai County Sheriff's officers closed Cornville Road Wednesday after a the crash just before 8 a.m. The road was closed between Page Springs Road and Beaverhead Flat Road and was not reopened until after 1:15 p.m.

Sheriff's Spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said a gold four-door car in the east bound lane collided head-on with a Cable One utility truck headed west near Cornville Road and Doraine Lane.

The medium-sized car carried a father and his two 9-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 but D'Evelyn said he died Wednesday night.

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.

The accident remains under investigation.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013
Article comment by: Patricia Greer Graff

Hakim was my spiritual advisor and brother for over a decade. He was a staple in my life and our family has been profoundly sadden by this loss. His love ,advise and hugs have carried me thru some of lifes toughest challenges. My prayers go out the the twins , Heather and Willow. Arcosanti will forever be our place. Peace and Love.

Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013
Article comment by: Lisa Brown

Be careful for fundraising. Someone stole all of the money they tried to raise for Jamie montiel in cottonwood. That money was supposed to be for the girls Jamie left behind. The money was never returned or anything . so sad ppl could do that!!

Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013
Article comment by: Denise Gregg

Life was truly much sweeter with him in it. Every time we saw him in our travels we were always greeted with a hug and left with a smile. You will be missed so very much!.
Prayers and much love go out to his amazing family


Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Article comment by: cat beason

Hakim, I will always remember our talks, your wonderful advice, peaceful ways, contagious laughter,
you were the real deal..A wonderful husband and father, confidant, minister, and the best listener. Never judgmental, always uplifting, and kind. there truly will never be anyone like you. We miss you dearly. Bye for now..we will see you on the other side. Peace and Love Brother Hakim, Rest in Peace


Posted: Friday, May 10, 2013
Article comment by: Slater Slater

My wife told me he was a great person.She
was his nurse at one time.God's Speed


Posted: Friday, May 10, 2013
Article comment by: Daniel White-Odudua

"Heaven done called another blues singer back home." I am still having difficulty getting me head around this most unfortunate incident. He was one of my BEST friends for many years, one of the few people that I have allowed that kind of attachment to. He embodied and shared true love with a truly spirit-filled life. Needless to say, his absence among us will be conspicuous for he will be greatly missed.

Posted: Friday, May 10, 2013
Article comment by: Jeremy Scottie Ayden Angel

Hakim, you are loved by so many. Our hearts are broken as the world has lost one of the most amazing hearted people on the planet! Words can not describe what a wonderful person you are and how many lives you have touched in the short amount of time you were here with us. We are all more than thankful to have met you and will forever cherish the precious time we got to spend with you. We will forever share stories and laugh with each other and your beautiful children in celebration of your life. You will never be forgotten and will be forever missed! We love you HAKIM!

Posted: Friday, May 10, 2013
Article comment by: Steph Reese

Hakim was a sweet man. He was a long time customer at planet video and was always looking for a way to brighten someone's day. God be with this family as they mourn a terrible, terrible loss.

Posted: Friday, May 10, 2013
Article comment by: Carol Yacono

Hakim was one of the most loving persons I have been blessed to know. His memory will live on in the hearts of so many. He touched the lives of so many in a positive way. Hakim, I will always love you.

Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013
Article comment by: Casey Westling

This man was my dear friend and brother. He was one of the most loving, sweet, and caring people I have ever met. His hugs are still with me and always will be. We will be praying for your babies to make a full recovery. I know you have been welcomed into the arms of Allah/God. See you one day, my friend.

Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013
Article comment by: Karen Vernetti

Such an unfortunate event that has affected so many people. The entire Desert Star school is so saddened by the loss. Prayers for the mother and her children that are hurting so badly over the loss of husband and father.



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