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Cornville Switchbacks Head On Collision Today

Sedona AZ (October 2, 2018) – Just before 9:30 this morning, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a collision on Cornville Road, near Mile Marker 3, in an area known as the Cornville ‘switchbacks.’ The driver of a 1993 Cadillac sedan passed in a no passing zone driving west, going uphill in the switchbacks, and crossed the centerline of the roadway. A semi-tractor rig heading east could not avoid the oncoming vehicle and a head-on collision occurred.

The driver of the Cadillac was pinned behind the wheel and it took a fair amount of time for the Cottonwood Fire Department personnel to extricate him from the car. Once removed, he was transported by ground ambulance to Verde Valley Medical Center for apparent non-life threatening injuries.

Deputies noted the rig driver exited his vehicle after the collision and used a fire extinguisher to control potential flames involving the Cadillac.

Several witnesses provided accounts on the actions of the Cadillac driver and his illegal passing maneuver.

There was no indication of DUI on either party.

Cornville Road was closed until about 2:00 p.m. as a result of the investigation and road clean-up.

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  1. ADOT Traffic Alert - Oak Creek Canyon says:

    2 minutes ago

    State Hwy 89 through Oak Creek Canyon is closed this morning because of rocks that fell onto the roadway during the night. ADOT 511 reports that is the only closure at this time.

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