California family among 4 killed in I-40 crash

California family among 4 killed in I-40 crash

California family among 4 killed in I-40 crash

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Posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 12 at 9:19 AM

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say a family from California and a 3-year child were killed in a head-on collision on Interstate 40 in northern Arizona.

Arizona Department of Transportation officials on Thursday identified 23-year-old Michelle Bernadet Yaeger, 66-year-old Bruce William Yaeger and 68-year-old Elna G. Yaeger among four victims who died at the crash scene.

The Canoga Park, California family was traveling about 15 miles east of Flagstaff.

ADOT spokesman Raul Garcia says 3-year-old Kyler Lee Jensen was one of four Winslow family members in the other car and died at the scene.

He says 45-year-old Orlinda Kinlecheenie, the driver, and 21-year-old Kelafer Kinlecheenie were transported to a Flagstaff hospital. An 11-month-old child was not injured.

Authorities say one car crossed the median but did not specify which one.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say four people are dead after two vehicles collided head-on Interstate 40 about 15 miles east of Flagstaff.

Arizona Department of Transportation officials say three other people were taken to Flagstaff hospitals for treatment after the crash late Thursday morning.

The names of the dead and injured weren't immediately released.

ADOT spokesman Raul Garcia says one vehicle crossed over the median for an unknown reason and struck the other car head-on.

Authorities say both lanes of I-40 were closed for several hours after the crash, resulting in a 10-mile traffic backup.

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I-40 reopens after fatal wreck east of Flagstaff

PHOENIX — Interstate 40 westbound has reopened about 15 miles east of Flagstaff following an earlier crash that involved multiple fatalities, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The westbound closure resulted in a 10-mile backup approaching milepost 218, so drivers heading into the area will experience delays for some time.

Both directions of I-40 are now open.

For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at www.az511.govwww.az511.gov or call 511.

I-40 eastbound reopens east of Flagstaff; westbound remains closed

PHOENIX -- Eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 have reopened about 15 miles east of Flagstaff following a crash that still has westbound lanes closed, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The incident at milepost 218 involves multiple fatalities and is likely to lead to an extended closure into Thursday afternoon. ADOT advises drivers to consider delaying travel in the area until westbound lanes reopen.

For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov or call 511.

Multiple fatalities in crash on I-40 east of Flagstaff; freeways closed in both directions

PHOENIX — A crash has closed both directions of Interstate 40 about 15 miles to the east of Flagstaff, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The incident at milepost 218 involves multiple fatalities and is likely to lead to an extended closure into Thursday afternoon. There is no estimated time to reopen either direction of the highway. ADOT advises drivers to consider delaying travel in the area until I-40 reopens.

For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov or call 511.

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