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3 dead after head-on crash near Prescott Valley; impairment not ruled out

The crash closed State Route 89A in both directions.
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PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. — Three people are dead after a head-on crash Tuesday afternoon just north of Prescott Valley.

Officials said 64-year-old Jeanna Napoleon was driving a Chrysler Sebring southbound on State Route 89A around 3 p.m. when she allegedly crossed the double center line and collided head on with a Honda Accord near milepost 331.

Napoleon, of Cottonwood, the driver of the Honda Accord, Cheryl Carr, 61, of Cottonwood and her passenger, Shirleyann Wright, 87, of Cottonwood were all pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Authorities said they are not ruling out impairment on Napoleon's part.

The highway was closed off in both directions for several hours, but all lanes were reopened around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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