One dead, two injured in Arizona 260 crash

A Prescott woman died and two others were injured in a two-car collision Thursday in Camp Verde.

According to Camp Verde Fire Department Chief Phil Harbeson, A white Mercury Cougar crashed into the back of a backhoe on Arizona 260 near Sierra Verde Road about 7:15 a.m. A Prescott woman, whose name and age were not available, died at the scene from impact injuries to her head and chest. An adult male passenger suffered multiple lacerations to the face and head and was airlifted to John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix.

The driver of the backhoe, a 50-year-old Camp Verde man, suffered head, spine, and leg injuries and was also flown to John C. Lincoln Hospital, Harbeson said.

According to the passenger of the Cougar, the car slammed into the rear of the backhoe going about 60 mph, Harbeson said. The impact caused the backhoe to flip over three times.

Arizona 260, near the site of the crash was closed for about 20 minutes, Harbeson said. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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