Collision on Highway 191 sends occupants to the hospital

By Jon Johnson

GRAHAM COUNTY – A T-bone collision between a Chevy pickup truck and a Nissan Maxima sent three people to Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center (MGRMC) on Thursday night.

The collision occurred at about 7:34 p.m. on U.S. Highway 191 south of Safford between mileposts 113 and 114, according to preliminary information released by the Arizona Department of Public Safety, which is investigating the collision. The collision forced a blockage of traffic on the highway.

Upon arrival, a deputy reported seeing the truck in the southbound lane facing southeast and the Maxima on the west shoulder of the highway facing east. Both vehicles were later towed from the scene.

Two of the people taken to the hospital were treated and released, and the third person was admitted for their injuries, according to the DPS.

Several Graham County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the crash scene, along with the Safford Fire Department, which extricated the driver of the Maxima.