Investigation into unsafe towing could lead to arrests


KINGMAN – A teenager was seriously injured Tuesday, May 15, in a head-on crash in the 5400 block of Stockton Hill Road.


Kingman Police Chief Rusty Cooper said the 17-year-old male was driving a Toyota Tacoma north when an older motorhome that was under tow broke from its strap and veered into the teenager’s lane.

The motorhome was being towed by two men in an older-model Dodge Dakota. Cooper said the driver and passenger provided “conflicting information.”

A third man witnesses say was steering the motorhome prior to the accident was walking down the street when police made contact.

Cooper said the investigation continues. The teenager was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center and later flown to University Medical Center in Las Vegas with serious injuries, he said, adding his condition was upgraded to stable Wednesday.

“Arrests have not been made, however criminal charges are expected,” said Cooper. Possible criminal charges could include false reporting to police, endangerment and unsafe towing,” he said.

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