KINGMAN – A California man was killed in a violent crash Wednesday night.
According to Deputy Chief Rusty Cooper, Kevin Marcus Robertson, 37, of Modesto, died after leading Kingman Police on a high-speed pursuit down Andy Devine Avenue that started about 9:30 p.m.
Modesto authorities contacted KPD to inform them Robertson was in the Kingman area and wanted on a felony warrant for child molestation issued by the Modesto Police Department.
It was reported that Robertson was despondent, suicidal and believed to be armed with a handgun. A KPD officer had the license plate number for Robertson’s Chevy S-10 pickup truck and found him in the parking lot of a business in the 1900 block of East Andy Devine Avenue.
Officers tried to take Robertson into custody, but he was uncooperative, refused commands and sped off westbound on Andy Devine, the vehicle reaching speeds in excess of 95 mph. Upon entering the 100 block of East Andy Devine Avenue, the truck slammed into a sign post in front of the Powerhouse Visitor Center. Robertson was killed in the crash.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety was asked to investigate the crash. It’s currently unknown if Robertson crashed intentionally. The road was closed until about 7 a.m. when DPS concluded their investigation. The Modesto Police Department has been notified. KPD, DPS and MPD are working together on the on-going investigation.