The Devil's Corner
Photos by Michele Bradley and Michael Maresh
A two-vehicle accident at approximately one p.m. on Thursday April 15 at the State Route 89A and Page Springs Road intersection left one woman dead and caused serious injuries to two other passengers of a Ford Focus.
All three were transported from the scene by helicopter and taken to Flagstaff Medical Center.
According to Arizona Department of Public Safety officer Bryson, the small sedan was making a left-hand turn from the south bound lanes of State Route 89A and was struck on the passenger side by a Honda CRV traveling northbound toward Sedona.
The driver of the Honda was not injured or cited at the scene of the accident.
Bryson said the driver of the Ford said he did not see the oncoming traffic as he made the left turn.
An Arizona Department of Transportation truck parked at the intersection while a construction crew did work on a road sign may have interfered with the sedan driver's line of sight, an aspect of the accident officer Bryson said was under investigation.
Northbound traffic on SR 89A was completely shut down for more than an hour and fully opened by 3:30 p.m.
Sedona resident Mary Leas witnessed the incident and immediately jumped out to help direct oncoming traffic away from the accident.
Leas said it seemed to be about 15 minutes before emergency response vehicles arrived on the scene.
"Everyone around here knows this is the Devil's Corner," said Leas of the S.R. 89A and Page Springs Road intersection.
Northbound traffic on State Route 89A remains at a dead stop following a two-vehicle car accident at the Page Springs Road intersection at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15.
A medical helicopter transfers one of the male passengers of a Ford Focus that was involved in a serious car accident at the State Route 89A and Page Springs Road intersection on Thursday, April 15. A female passenger from the same vehicle was killed in the midday accident.