KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona authorities say five people died in a wrong-way crash near Kingman.
Officials with the Arizona Department of Public Safety say a wrong-way driver was reported traveling in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 southwest of Kingman Friday morning. Shortly after, a head-on collision was reported involving the wrong-way vehicle.
DPS says the driver of the wrong-way vehicle Harold Wayne Wickham, 82, died at the hospital, and his passenger Ella Wickham, 90, died on the scene. Both were from Laughlin, NV.
The driver of the other vehicle Tsun Tong Chan, 57, and his two passengers Wai Kam Ngai, 54, and Ching Kwong Chan, 21, all from New York City, were pronounced dead on the scene.
The crash is still under investigation.
UPDATE: We can now confirm 5 people have died in this wrong-way crash. The driver of the wrong-way vehicle is being identified as an 82-year-old male of Nevada. He died at a local hospital. The westbound lanes have partially re-opened.— Dept. Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) May 24, 2019