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UPDATED: Truck crashes, falls onto train tracks off of Hualapai Mountain Road

Jesus Carlos Contreras is attended to by emergency responders at the bottom of a canyon at the railroad overpass on Hualapai Mountain Road. Kingman Police Department investigators stated he drove off of the roadway, across a vacant lot before plummeting 70 feet. Contreras is now at University Medical Center in Las Vegas.

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Jesus Carlos Contreras is attended to by emergency responders at the bottom of a canyon at the railroad overpass on Hualapai Mountain Road. Kingman Police Department investigators stated he drove off of the roadway, across a vacant lot before plummeting 70 feet. Contreras is now at University Medical Center in Las Vegas.

KINGMAN – A single-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 9:40 Wednesday morning off the westbound side of Hualapai Mountain Road just west of Railroad Street at the railroad overpass, according to a Kingman Police Department press release.

KPD arrived to find an older model Chevrolet truck had driven off of the roadway, across a vacant lot, before driving off a 70-foot cliff and landing upside down on the eastbound train tracks.

KPD identified the driver as Jesus Carlos Contreras, 43, of Kingman. Contreras appeared to have sustained serious injuries, was taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center and then flown to University Medical Center in Las Vegas.

Investigators determined Contreras was not wearing a seat belt and believe alcohol was a factor.

Train traffic was held up for several hours as investigators and Burlington Northern Santa Fe officials worked to remove the vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Truck crashes, falls onto train tracks off of Hualapai Mountain Road

Vanessa Espinoza

vespinoza@kdminer.com

KINGMAN – A single-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 9:40 Wednesday morning off the westbound side of Hualapai Mountain Road just west of Railroad Street.

The driver of a blue Chevrolet pickup truck veered off the road over the sidewalk, traveled through the desert into the canyon of the eastbound train tracks, and came to rest on the roof of truck.

The victim was being transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Further details will be provided when more information becomes available.

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