Arizona motor vehicle collision kills 1 injures 3

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Elderly SUV driver dies after striking Ford head-on in Prescott.

Prescott, AZ–A head-on collision on Wednesday, July 15, 2009, left one person dead and three others seriously injured. The tragic head-on accident occurred around 5:30 a.m. in Northern Arizona, as reported by the Northern Arizona News. According to Prescott accident investigators, the driver of a Toyota Highlander, identified as 76-year-old, John Franzen, was traveling southbound on Willow Creek Road when he wandered into the northbound lanes of Willow Creek Road. Franzen then reportedly crashed into a Ford passenger van in the northbound lanes.

The driver of the Ford van, Harold Lenzini, 59; and his passengers, Norton Zimmerman, 59, and James Gary, 41 were all seriously injured. Officials stated Zimmerman, Lenzini, and Franzen were all transported by Prescott area emergency medical service (EMS) crews to Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) West Campus for treatment of their serious injuries sustained in the wreck. Franzen was later pronounced dead at the YRMC West Campus by attending medical professionals. Lenzini and Zimmerman are currently listed in serious condition. Gary was reportedly airlifted by EMS teams to Flagstaff Medical Center where he is in serious condition. Arizona accident investigators are still trying to determine why Franzen drifted into the northbound lanes, and are conducting a full accident investigation.

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