Thursday 9/13

KINGMAN - The Kingman Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire Tuesday.

At 12:47 p.m. one engine with seven personnel responded to a pickup truck on fire on Andy Devine Avenue at the Interstate 40 underpass.

Kingman Fire Battalion Chief Bill Johnston said the truck was being towed by a recreational vehicle when the 67-year-old driver reported the hitch broke.

While existing I-40, the truck rolled across the road, ending up facing south on the sidewalk of the northbound lanes.

Traffic was shut down at Andy Devine Avenue and the underpass for approximately 30 minutes.

No injuries were reported.

Friction is believed to have started the fire, Johnston said. The truck had a motorcycle and other items in its bed that were also heavily damaged in the fire.

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KINGMAN - The Kingman Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle collision Tuesday.

One engine with four personnel responded at 1:04 p.m. to the intersection of Andy Devine Avenue and Gordon Drive.

One vehicle had a driver with one passenger that reported no injuries.

The second vehicle was driven by a 27-year-old female with two juvenile passengers.

The female was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center with reported back pains.

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KINGMAN - A collision between a semi-truck hauling a forklift and a rental truck hauling a van closed Interstate 40 for several hours Monday.

The Kingman Fire Department responded at 9:08 a.m. to the collision westbound at milepost 48 with two engines and 10 personnel.

A family from Las Vegas missed the Highway 93 exit and were crossing the median to get on the highway when they were struck by the semi-truck, Kingman Fire Battalion Chief Bill Johnston said. Wreckage from the accident covered 100 yards, Johnston said.

The rental truck was occupied by two individuals.

The van being hauled was occupied by six individuals, none of which were properly secured.

The six individuals, ranging from age 1 to 41, were ejected from the vehicle in the collision.

All were taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center for injuries. A 7-year-old girl was later flown to Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas.

"They were extremely fortunate there were no fatalities," Johnston said.

The semi-truck driver reported no injuries.