Crimes & Fires

Truck cab

catches fire

GOLDEN VALLEY ­ A truck driver from Las Vegas escaped injury although his cab was destroyed by fire Wednesday night on U.S. 93.

About 6 p.m., two units and five personnel from the Golden Valley Fire Department responded to the scene at milepost 68.5 near Coyote Pass, engineer Randy Osborn said. An engine and three personnel from the Kingman Fire Department also rolled to assist.

The Ford cab of the semi was fully involved upon arrival of firefighters.

"The driver had overload signs that were not mounted on the truck and were stored too close to the exhaust pipe," Osborn said. "The signs were made of wood, and the exhaust caught them on fire.

"The sleeper behind the cab filled with smoke and that's when the driver knew he had a problem. He tried to put the fire out himself with an extinguisher, but it had advanced too far, so he unhooked the trailer and pulled the cab up 20-30 feet away."

The driver said he was hauling for United Parcel Service, Osborn said.

There was no dollar estimate available on the loss of the truck cab.

Man hurt in


DOLAN SPRINGS ­ A single-vehicle accident early this morning sent one person to Kingman Regional Medical Center.

About 4:30 a.m., an engine and two personnel from the Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire Department in Dolan Springs responded to the scene on U.S. 93 at milepost 47, Chief Dave Estenson said.

The male driver of the northbound vehicle was alone.

No further information was immediately available.

Two people injured in rollover

KINGMAN ­ A man and woman were hurt when their vehicle rolled over into a barbed wire fence Tuesday, sending both to Kingman Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

About 2:30 p.m., an engine and three personnel from the Pinion Pine Fire Department responded to the scene on the north side of Interstate 40 at milepost 65, engineer and EMT David Collings said.

The male driver and his female passenger both were wearing seat belts. River Medical ambulance personnel took them to KRMC for treatment.