5:30pm– A large accident has Highway 95 still closed at this hour at Cienega Springs Road after several hours with emergency crews on scene. Traffic is being detoured onto Business 95 (Riverside Drive) to Golf Course Drive. This incident has closed the entire highway for the past several hours. No word on whether hazmat is involved.
At least one fatality is reported, while other reports suggest that the incident involved three vehicles.
More information as it becomes available.
6:44pm– UPDATE: Highway now open.
DPS provided the following information as it appeared in Today’s News-Herald:
Lake Havasu City resident David William Carrasco, 32, was killed in a three-car collision Saturday on State Route 95.
The wreck occurred about 12:10 p.m. at milepost 148.8 on SR 95 after driver Brandon L. Joe, 23, of Mesa, attempted to turn onto Cienaga Springs Road near Parker. Joe was driving a 2008 Nissan pickup truck southbound with 3 passengers; 21-year-old Keisha Andres, 6-year-old Alekcia Ivans, and 20-year-old Nayla Williams, all of Tuba City.
Carrasco was driving a 2005 Chevy pickup southbound with 2 passengers; 31-year-old Melanie L. Michaud, and 7-year-old Deven F. Michaud, both of Havasu, when he struck Joe’s vehicle. The impact pushed Carrasco’s vehicle into the northbound and southbound lanes of SR 95.
Driver Daly M. Miller, 64, of Alberta, Canada, was driving a 2003 motor home with passenger Darlene P. Miller, 59, also of Alberta, Canada, when he collided with Carrasco’s vehicle.
Carrasco’s passengers suffered unknown injuries and were transported from the scene.
Joe and his three passengers were uninjured.
Miller and his passenger were also uninjured.
This is such a DANGEROUS intersection. I was looking at that last week when a 5th wheel trailer had to slam on the breaks because someone was turning to go to the Desert Bar. I knew that something like this would happen. Just a shame.
Prayers for Melanie and her son Deven. Prayers for David’s family to be comforted.