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Mon, June 17

Mayor's family OK after accident

KINGMAN – Two elderly residents of Las Vegas were taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center on Wednesday morning following a two-vehicle accident involving the family of Kingman Mayor Monica Gates.

Donald C.

Wilson, 76, was driving a 1993 Plymouth sedan northbound on Stockton Hill Road with his wife, Bathia Wilson, 76, as a passenger, Kingman Police Department Lt.

Dean Brice said.

Michael W.

Gates, 46, husband of the mayor, was southbound on Stockton Hill Road in a 2001 Chevrolet pickup.

Gates' two children, Matthew, 11, and Melissa, 7, were passengers.

Wilson tried to make a left turn at Kino Avenue and turned into the path of Gates' pickup truck, police said.

Donald Wilson was initially taken to KRMC with an injury to his right leg, possible pelvis injury and abrasions to his hands and head.

He later was airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Lt.

Brice said.

Bathia Wilson was taken to KRMC, where she was treated for bruises and abrasions and released.

Melissa Gates sustained a sore lower lip from the collision.

Her father and brother were not injured, Brice said.

Donald Wilson was cited for failure to yield/left turn at intersection.


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