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Posted on: February 5, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Two Vehicle Collision on Townsend Winona Road Claims a Life

Flagstaff, AZ; Coconino County Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives are investigating a two vehicle collision that occurred yesterday on Townsend Winona Road that resulted in the death of 65 year-old Richard Hintz of Flagstaff, Arizona.

On Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at about 1:47 p.m. the Northern Arizona 911 emergency dispatch center received several cell phone calls from motorists who reported a two vehicle head-on-collision ion Townsend Winona Road. Upon their arrival Deputies determined that the drivers of both vehicles were trapped inside their vehicles. Emergency responders from Summit Fire District worked to extricate both of the trapped victims. Richard Hintz was extricated from his white Honda four-door sedan and paramedics immediately began life saving efforts to include CPR. He was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision.

A 62 year-old man of Winslow, Arizona was extricated from his vehicle and was taken to the Flagstaff Medical Center by Guardian Medical Transport where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. There were no other passengers in either vehicle.

Judging from physical evidence at the scene and statements obtained from witnesses, investigators believe the white Honda four-door sedan was travelling west bound on Townsend Winona Road and the driver of a white Dodge pickup was travelling east bound. For an unknown reason the two vehicles collided in a head-on fashion.

This collision remains under investigation at this time.

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Media and Public Contact: Gerry Blair, Coconino County Sheriff's Office, 928-226-5089

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