November 5, 2008,
Preliminary Information -
Although the investigation is ongoing, a preliminary report indicates the victim’s vehicle, a black Ford Focus, struck a power pole near the northbound right turn lane on Willow Creek Road at Pioneer Parkway. The impact likely caused the driver’s fatal injury. The driver had worn her seat belt and there was no evidence of drug or alcohol use at the scene.
Witnesses reported seeing the victim’s Ford and another gray vehicle pass them at high speed on Willow Creek Road before the accident. The witnesses lost sight of both vehicles until reaching the intersection at Pioneer Parkway and discovering that the Ford Focus had collided with a power pole.
About an hour later, the gray vehicle was found abandoned on Highway 89 in the Granite Dells. The owner has been located and deputies are currently attempting to determine his involvement, if any, in this accident.
Additional updates are expected as the investigation moves forward.
November 3, 2008
Preliminary information –
Shortly after 10:30 P.M. last night, November 2, 2008, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a reported vehicle rollover at Pioneer Parkway and Willow Creek Road in Prescott. Deputy’s contacted personnel from the Central Yavapai Fire District who confirmed the death of a young female driver in a vehicle which had overturned near the intersection. She was the only occupant in the vehicle.
Details as to the cause of the accident are still under investigation.
The driver has been identified as 17-year-old Kasey Lynn Valencour from Prescott Valley. Law Enforcement Officials and a member of the Trauma Intervention Program, TIPS, met with the victim’s family early this morning.
As further details become available, this release will be updated.