One killed in head-on collision on I-40

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KINGMAN - A California man was killed Sunday and one of his sons seriously injured in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 40 near milepost 51.

James Bremmer, 54, of Yuba City, Calif., was headed east on the interstate when the front left tire blew on his 2002 Ford F250 at about 2 p.m., according to Officer Carrick Cook, the spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

The truck crossed the median and struck a 2013 tractor-trailer driven by Troy Whitaker, 52, of Celeste, Texas, said Cook.

In the pickup truck were passengers Patricia Bremmer, 77, Camille White, 52, Sean Bremmer, 24, and Gregory Bremmer, 22, all of Yuba City.

Sean Bremmer was the most seriously injured survivor. He was transported to a Las Vegas hospital.

David Gassett, 62, was in the sleeper of the semi. Both he and Whitaker sustained moderate injuries. The men were hauling mail for the United States Postal Service.

Traffic was backed up for miles as DPS and Kingman Fire Department personnel responded to the crash.