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Head-on Collision Involving Four Fatalities Along I-40 East of Flagstaff

Thursday, August 07, 2014 -

DPS is investigating a head-on collision that occurred on August 7 along westbound I-40 at milepost 220.1, 20 miles east of Flagstaff. An eastbound Honda sedan (vehicle #1) traveled across the median and struck another Honda sedan (vehicle #2) head-on within the westbound traffic lanes of I-40. There are four confirmed fatalities associated with this collision. Three patients were flown to Flagstaff Medical Center by Guardian Air. Seven people were involved in this collision. I-40 westbound was closed between 10:46 a.m. and 1:33 p.m. All seven occupants were properly restrained.

Vehicle #1:

  • Michelle Bernadet Yaeger age 23, of Canoga Park, California was deceased on scene.
  • Bruce William Yaeger age 66, of Canoga Park, California was deceased on scene.
  • Elna G Yaeger age 68, of Canoga Park, California was deceased on scene.
Vehicle #2:
  • The driver, Orlinda Kinlecheenie age 45 of Winslow, Arizona was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
  • Passenger Kelafer Kinlecheenie, age 21 of Winslow, Arizona was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
  • An 11 month-old of Winslow, Arizona was not injured.
  • Three year-old Kyler Lee Jensen of Winslow, Arizona was deceased on scene.
The collision is still under investigation. No further updates as of 08/08/14 12:00 p.m. MST