Deputy Hospitalized after Police Vehicle Collision near Center Street
CHINO VALLEY, AZ (November 3, 2022) – Tuesday morning, an officer was airlifted after a rear-end crash on State Route 89.
The incident happened on November 1st, at around 8:00 a.m., near Center Street, involving a police vehicle and a Jeep Liberty.
According to the Chino Valley Police Department, a police officer in a 2017 Ford Explorer and a Jeep Liberty were traveling southbound on State Route 89. For reasons still under investigation, the Explorer then rear-ended the Liberty leaving both drivers with injuries.
Emergency crews arrived shortly after and treated the Jeep driver at the scene. Meanwhile, the officer was airlifted to Deer Valley hospital for further treatment of serious injuries. He is reported to be in stable condition.
Officials have not released the identities of either drivers.
Following preliminary duties, police did not consider impairment as a potential factor in the rear-end crash on State Route 89. However, further investigation is still currently underway.
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