News Alert: Near head-on crash closes highway

COTTONWOOD - State Route 260 will be closed possibly until noon today, while Cottonwood Police investigate a near head-on accident. A motor home and a small pickup with a camper shell collided.

Verde Valley Fire Marshal Mike Flummer said one woman was flown to Flagstaff Medical Center in critical condition. She was a passenger in the pickup and a lengthy extrication was needed. Two drivers, both men, were taken by ground ambulance to Verde Valley Medical Center. They were reportedly both ambulatory and leaning against guardrails when rescue crews arrived.

The accident occurred between the Thousand Trails intersection and the Steve Coury dealership. Traffic has backed up in both directions with no opportunity for a detour in that area.

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