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Wed, March 20

Chaos on U.S. 93: Two crashes, road rage in 70 minutes

KINGMAN - For one 70 minute stretch on Thursday, Highway Patrol troopers kept up a sprint of sorts on U.S. 93.

At 11:38 a.m., troopers responded to a T-bone crash on U.S. 93 at the Dolan Springs turnoff that injured two people.

Nine minutes later they responded to an alleged discharge of a firearm, part of a reported road rage incident that began on U.S. 93 and continued on Highway 68 in Golden Valley. At 12:46 p.m., there was a single-vehicle rollover that occurred very close to the first crash.

Trooper Quentin Mehr had little information Thursday as each incident was still under investigation. He did say the two people injured at 93 and Pierce Ferry Road were hurt badly enough to be transported to a hospital. Stacy Oppenheimer, 54, and Austin Oppenheimer, 21, of Tucson, were treated and released from the hospital with minor injuries. Three other passengers and the two occupants of the other car involved in the crash were uninjured.

Mehr also said there were no injuries in the rollover involved Jack Volk, 82, of Dolan Springs. He was uninjured.

The alleged shooting occurred on Highway 68 near milepost 25. No injuries were reported in that incident, which remains under investigation.


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