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Posted on: February 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Fatal Crash on Townsend Winona Rd.

Flagstaff, AZ: On February 1st at approximately 10:36 AM the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Townsend-Winona Rd and Oakwood Pines for the report of a 2-vehicle collision.   

 Once Deputies arrived on scene, Deputies observed a Ford Explorer and a Chevy Equinox as the vehicles involved in the Accident. Deputies rendered life saving measures on the driver of the Explorer but were unsuccessful. The driver was later pronounced deceased on scene. The driver of the Equinox had minor injuries and declined medical treatment.

 During the on-scene investigation Deputies learned the Ford Explorer had been reported as a reckless driver to the Flagstaff Police Department at 10:20 AM in the area of Lucky and Huntington.  The initial investigation indicated the Ford Explorer had gotten into a Road Rage incident with the Chevy Equinox. The Ford Explorer, who was reportedly following the Equinox, was driving on the right shoulder of Townsend – Winona Road in an attempt to possibly overtake the Equinox. The Explorer drove alongside the Equinox on the shoulder of the roadway and began to slam into the right side of the Equinox, forcing both vehicles to lose control and travel across the west bound lane into the bar ditch. This caused both vehicles to crash.   

 The driver of the Ford Explorer was identified as Jack Kimball, a 72-year-old Flagstaff man. The Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene and transported Mr. Kimball to the Medical Examiner’s Office.    

 This Incident is still under investigation by the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office. No further information is available currently. 

 If the public has any further information on this incident, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (928) 774-4523. 

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