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11/4/2013 12:31:00 PM
Clarkdale man killed in Camp Verde accident

At about 6:22 p.m. Saturday evening (Nov 2), Camp Verde Marshal's deputies were dispatched to a serious two-vehicle accident on SR 260 and the Wendy's restaurant, at (MP 218) west bound. The accident was a rear-end collision with a white Toyota sedan crashing into the tail end of a tractor-trailer.

The Toyota sedan was crushed and both the passenger and driver had to be extracted. 36-year old passenger, Daniel Thornburg of Cottonwood, was airlifted to John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix and the driver, 37 year old, Charles M. Zunitch of Clarkdale was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer, Arthur Wozniak of Litchfield Park, Arizona was uninjured.

At this time, there does not seem to be any impairment of either driver and the accident remains under investigation with assistance from DPS and ADOT.

The scene immediately became a multi-agency effort, with assistance of surrounding agencies including, the Camp Verde Fire Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona Department of Transportation, and Yavapai Apache Police Department.



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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014
Article comment by: nate mason

Danny i will miss u bud rip, such a tragedy

Posted: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Article comment by: floyd white

No it sounds like lil Mexico!!!

Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Article comment by: Delcia Acosta

why was the truck parked there? That not a parking area! This is a highway, Was the driver at Wendy's?

Posted: Monday, November 4, 2013
Article comment by: RAYLIA CARRILLO

Chuck was a wonderful man. We lost him way to soon and he will be forever missed.

Posted: Monday, November 4, 2013
Article comment by: Such A Tragedy

Such a tragedy. I wish the best for the families involved and the strength to get through this

Posted: Monday, November 4, 2013
Article comment by: A Softened Heart

Sometimes I wish I were a little kid again, skinned knees are easier to fix than broken hearts.

My prayers are with your family Michael and Bugsy. May He restore your family and bring peace, strength, and comfort to their hearts. May your soul be at peace!


Posted: Monday, November 4, 2013
Article comment by: Casey Thompson

Very sad news, Charles was a great man, father, husband, and friend. We will all miss you. My thoughts and prayers to his wife and family



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