KINGMAN, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Five people are dead after a wrong-way crash on westbound I-40 about 14 miles west of Kingman.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the crash happened at about 9 a.m. Friday morning near milepost 36 when a vehicle was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes.
The vehicle, driven by an 82-year-old Nevada man, crashed head-on into another car. The wrong-way driver and four other people were killed in the crash.
DPS released the names of the five people killed on Saturday:
- Harold Wayne Wickham, 82, driver of the wrong-way vehicle
- Ella Wickham, 90, passenger of the wrong-way vehicle.
- Tsun Tong Chan, 57, driver of the second vehicle.
- Wai Kam Ngai, 54, passenger of the second vehicle.
- Ching Kwong Chan, 21, passenger of the second vehicle.
The westbound lanes of I-40 have partially reopened.
Stay with azfamily.com for updates on this developing story.
UPDATE: We can now confirm 5 people have died in this wrong-way crash. The driver of the wrong-way vehicle is being identified as an 82-year-old male of Nevada. He died at a local hospital. The westbound lanes have partially re-opened.— Dept. Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) May 24, 2019
We are investigating a wrong-way crash with multiple fatalities on westbound I-40 at MP 36, 14 miles west of Kingman. @ArizonaDOT has provided alternate route information. No ETA to re-open. https://t.co/k33GsO5X2f— Dept. Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) May 24, 2019
I-40 westbound remains closed 14 miles west of #Kingman. Alternate routes to the California state line include taking US 93 in Kingman, followed by state routes 68 and 95. An extended closure is likely. #aztraffic https://t.co/UYAq6INaE3— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) May 24, 2019