Mon, Oct. 21

Two CV residents killed, one injured in wreck<br><i>Marshal's deputy, corrections officer die</i>

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Christy Worsham

According to a report, Worsham's 1-year-old child was seriously injured in the wreck and was air evacuated via helicopter to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix. The child is reported to be in serious but stable condition.

The collision also claimed the life of Jimmy Claxton, 75, of Dewy.

A spokesperson for the Arizona Department of Public Safety reported that Teague was driving southbound while Claxton was driving northbound on Arizona 169 when one of the cars crossed the center-line causing the collision that occurred about half-mile south of Dewy.

DPS reported that officers are reconstructing the scene to determine the actual cause and the case is still under investigation.

DPS stated that although alcohol probably was not a factor, neither Teague nor Worsham were reported to be wearing safety restraints at the time of the crash.

According to Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, Worsham had recently started working as a detention officer at the Yavapai County Detention Facility in Camp Verde.

Marshal's deputies report that Teague was a lifelong Camp Verde resident. He was born on Aug. 6, 1979. According to deputies, Teague began his career at the Camp Verde Marshal's Office on his birthday in 2000.

Interim Marshal Ralph O'Donnal stated that Teague was a great person both on and off duty and a pleasure to be around. Teague dedicated his time to the community in many ways, he added.

Deputies report that because Teague was off duty at the time of his death, there is no life insurance policy coverage with Public Safety Retirement to assist with funeral costs. Therefore, any contributions would be greatly appreciated and can be made at any National Bank in the state of Arizona to the Jacob Teague Memorial Fund.

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