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Sun, May 26

Teen killed in motorcycle accident

One teenager died and another is in critical condition following a motorcycle accident Friday night in Golden Valley.

Christopher Grimlend, 17, was driving a Honda motorcycle northbound on Teddy Roosevelt Boulevard with Christina White, 17, riding behind him as a passenger, Mohave County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jarrod Lyman said.

Deputies responded to the accident call about 6:10 p.m.

and found the Honda struck an eastbound sport utility vehicle at the intersection of Bolsa Road.

Both teenagers were airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas with White flown there by the Department of Public Safety air rescue helicopter based in Kingman.

White died of severe head trauma shortly after arriving at UMC, Lyman said.

Grimlend suffered arm and leg injuries and was admitted in critical condition.

The Miner contacted UMC nursing supervisor Louise Burns on Saturday morning and she said Grimlend was still critical, but she could offer no further information.

A Bullhead City family was in the SUV.

Cory McPhail, 27, the driver, and an infant passenger were not hurt.

Amy McPhail, 26, was taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center with cuts and bruises.

She was treated and released.

An investigation is in progress and its outcome will determine if any criminal charges are filed, Lyman said.

Friday's crash was the fouth fatal accident in Golden Valley in the past month.

Four men, three from Kingman and one from Golden Valley, died in a crash Feb.

21 while on their way to work at the Mohave Generating Station in Laughlin.

A Golden Valley woman and her son were killed in another accident Feb.


A March 3 crash on Highway 68 killed two men, one from Kingman and the other from Golden Valley.


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