Breaking News!!: Bullhead City, AZ: An arrest made in fatal traffic accident.
According to the Bullhead City Police Department, at approximately 10:00pm MST on Friday, October 30th, 2015, emergency crews responded to a traffic accident involving 2 vehicle at Mohave Valley Highway (Highway 95) and Mohave Drive in Bullhead City, Arizona.
The driver in a Toyota 4Runner was traveling southbound on Mohave Valley Highway (Highway 95) when the driver ran the red light and struck a Saturn SC2 that was westbound on Mohave Drive.
The Toyota 4Runner rolled over and 2 of the 3 occupants inside the Saturn SC2 were ejected from the vehicle.
A passenger, identified as 22 year old Troy Urban, was pronounced dead on scene.
The driver, identified as 20 year old Quinten Quitmeyer, was flown from the scene by CareFlight Helicopter to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada and is listed in critical but stable condition.
The third passenger inside the Saturn SC2, identified as 18 year old Aleah Cleveland, was unharmed in the traffic accident.
The driver of the Toyota 4Runner, identified as 25 year old Andrew Smith Hartfield, was taken to Western Arizona Regional Medical Center in Bullhead City, Arizona where he was treated.
Well being released from Western Arizona Regional Medical Center on Saturday, October 31st, 2015, the Bullhead City Police Department determined that Andrew Smith Hartfield was driving under the influence of alcohol before the traffic accident and arrested Andrew Smith Hartfield on suspicion of manslaughter, aggravated assault, and endangerment in the traffic accident.
Andrew Smith Hartfield was booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman, Arizona.
Bullhead City Police Department and all law enforcement agencies ask the public to never drink and drive, and always have a designated driver if you know you’re going to be drinking a lot that day or night.
If you see a drunk driver drinking, call 911 immediately and please give as much detailed information as possible so that law enforcement can stop the drunk driver before they take another innocent lives.
** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of Troy Urban. **
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