Skip to Content

Vehicle collision in Rimrock results in death of 5-year-old girl

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - A 5-year-old girl who was involved in a head-on vehicle collision in Rimrock, Ariz. on Monday has died after she was taken off life-support on Thursday afternoon, according to Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.

The child had initially been transported to Verde Valley Medical Center with CPR underway, stabilized and then flown to Phoenix Children's Hospital with apparent internal bleeding.

YCSO expressed condolences to the family on the tragic loss.

On Monday, a 46-year-old woman from Rimrock, Ariz. drove the wrong way in her 2012 Chevy Suburban on E. Cornville Road near Kimberly Way in Rimrock, Ariz.

As a result, the driver collided head-on with a westbound vehicle, a 2007 Ford F150.

The Ford F-150 was driven by a 37-year-old man from Rimrock, Ariz.

The 5-year-old child was a passenger of the Chevy Suburban, along with the daughter of driver who was sitting in a normal seat instead of a child car seat. That child was seriously injured.

Fire personnel from Verde Valley Fire and Copper Canyon Fire had to use hydraulic tools to remove the occupants from both vehicles, according to YCSO.

Witnesses told YCSO deputies the Suburban was weaving earlier on Cornville Road and crossed over the center-line several times.

The driver of the Suburban thought she had fallen asleep and admitted earlier use of pain pills and medical marijuana, according to YCSO.

Drug evidence, along with medical marijuana prescriptions, were located in the 46-year-old's purse by deputies.

Carla Litto

Digital content producer for KVOA News 4 Tucson. Carla previously interned at the NBC affiliate. She is currently a senior at UArizona majoring in journalism.

Skip to content