Wreck smashes cars, blocks Kingman road for hours

Two taken to hospital with injuries

The back of this Ford compact car driven by a 36-year-old Kingman man was obliterated when a pickup driven by Monta Evans, also of Kingman, allegedly rear-ended it at 75 mph early Sunday morning, according to the Kingman Police Department. (Courtesy)

The back of this Ford compact car driven by a 36-year-old Kingman man was obliterated when a pickup driven by Monta Evans, also of Kingman, allegedly rear-ended it at 75 mph early Sunday morning, according to the Kingman Police Department. (Courtesy)

KINGMAN - Two men were taken to the hospital with serious injuries and several new cars were damaged following a high-speed crash early Sunday morning in the 3700 block of Stockton Hill Road.

Monta J. Evans, 47, of Kingman reportedly told Kingman Police officers he had been drinking. Lab results regarding possible levels of intoxication are pending.

Investigators believe Evans was traveling north on Stockton Hill Road in a Dodge pickup at about 75 mph when he rear-ended a Ford passenger car driven by a 36-year-old Kingman man at about 3:40 a.m.

The crash pushed the Ford into the southbound lane and Evans' truck left the roadway and struck several large landscaping boulders placed in front of a car dealership. The truck went airborne and flipped, striking a number of new vehicles for sale on the lot.

The truck ended up on its roof on top of a new car.

The driver of the Ford sustained serious injuries and is listed in stable condition at Kingman Regional Medical Center.

Evans received head injuries "consistent with not wearing a seatbelt" and is also listed in stable condition at KRMC.

Evans, according to Kingman Police spokeswoman Jennifer Sochocki, was driving on a suspended license. Damage was estimated to be several hundred thousand dollars.

All five lanes of Stockton Hill Road were closed between Kino Avenue and Rialta Valley Road for about four hours.