Update 2 PM: Highway 89 remains shut down as DPS investigates major motor vehicle accident that claims two lives.
A motorcycle traveling northbound on Hwy 89 struck a truck at the intersection of Sweet Valley Rd. A teenaged male passenger of the truck and the adult male motorcyclist were pronounced deceased on scene while the driver of the truck was flown to Flagstaff Medical Center by Native Air. A third passenger of the truck was transported to YRMC by Lifeline Ambulance.
The cause of the accident is under investigation. CVFD responded with 3 Engines and a Battalion Chief. Please continue to drive cautiously around emergency crews as they continue operations.
Emergency personnel are responding to a serious accident on Highway 89 in Paulden involving a motorcycle and pickup. At least one person has been air-evacced.
Traffic is backed up in both directions.
Further details when available.