Motor Vehicle Accident on Hwy 89 kills two.

August 18th, 2017 at 10:55 AM

UPDATE: FLAGSTAFF, AZ (August 18, 2017): The Flagstaff Police Department is investigating the cause of a single vehicle accident which resulted in the death of Charles Alderson (61 years of age, of Cottonwood, AZ) and Leah Alderson (61 years of age, of Cottonwood, AZ) on North Highway 89 at Snowflake Drive this morning at approximately 10:39 AM. This morning at approximately 10:39 AM Officers with the Flagstaff Police Department responded to the area of North Highway 89 and Snowflake Drive in reference to a report of a single vehicle accident. Both the driver Charles Alderson and passenger Leah Alderson were found in serious condition and transported to Flagstaff Medical Center. Mr. Alderson was pronounced deceased shortly after arrival. Mrs. Alderson was pronounced deceased several hours later after extensive life-saving measures were unsuccessfully employed. While the cause of the accident is currently under investigation initial evidence indicates the cause may be related to a medical event. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a drainage culvert. No other vehicles were involved in the collision. Flagstaff Police Department’s Accident Reconstruction Team was called to out to investigate.


11:00am The accident in located the area of Snowflake Drive and North Highway 89.  This is reportedly a single-vehicle accident with serious injuries.  Vehicle is described as a red Dodge Ram. Traffic is down to one lane in the southbound lanes.

10:50am Police and paramedics are responding to a Motor Vehicle Accident in the 6800 block of N. US Hwy 89 and Snowflake Dr.  No vehicle descriptions at this time.

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