Accident involving YCSO deputy closes SR 260 Friday night in Camp Verde

CAMP VERDE - A "T-bone" collision Friday evening in Camp Verde closed SR 260 in both directions for one hour as emergency workers treated two patients and the Department of Public Safety investigated the scene, according to Battalion Chief Eric Strauss of the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority. The crash involved an on-duty Yavapai County Sheriff Office officer, per Darby Martin, chief administrative assistant, Camp Verde Marshal's Office.

At 8 p.m. Aug. 12, Camp Verde Marshal's Office, the Department of Public Safety and the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority responded to a "T-bone"-type motor vehicle accident at SR 260 and Horseshoe Bend Drive.

"The people occupying the vehicle had minor injuries," said Strauss. "One was transported to Verde Valley Medical Center for medical evaluation and another was treated and released at the scene."

Details of the crash are still under investigation.

"Due to the fact an on duty Yavapai County officer was involved in the accident, DPS has taken over the accident investigation," said Darby.

Strauss added that "both lanes of traffic were blocked for an hour."

- Tom Tracey

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