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Thu, July 18

Name of Golden Valley man killed in accident released

The name of a Golden Valley man killed in a rollover Monday afternoon on State Highway 68 was released Wednesday.

Two men were killed and two others injured in the single-vehicle accident around 5 p.m.

about three miles east of Union Pass near of Golden Valley.

James W.

Witt, 52, a passenger in the 1985 Ford Bronco, died at the scene.

His name had been withheld until next of kin were notified, an Arizona Department of Public Safety spokeswoman said.

Another passenger, Brian K.

Wilson, 28, of Kingman was taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

A third passenger, Steven K.

Welter, 50, of Golden Valley was taken to University Medical Center in Las Vegas for hip and rib fractures and a head injury.

He was listed in serious condition Wednesday morning in the trauma intensive care unit, hospital spokesman Rick Plummer said.

The driver, Kenneth J.

Clausen, 40, also of Golden Valley, was taken to KRMC for observation.

Clausen lost control of the vehicle while towing a 20-foot trailer eastbound, according to investigators.

All four men were ejected from the vehicle.

They probably were not wearing seat belts, according to the DPS.


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