On October 26, 2021, at approximately 1:50 pm, Deputies were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision on Porter Mountain Road near Forest Service Road 223 in Lakeside, AZ. This collision caused Porter Mountain Road to be closed from 2 pm until 6:30 pm. During this time, school buses were re-routed to ensure children made it home safe.
The driver of one of the vehicles, a 19-year-old male from Pinetop, was airlifted to a hospital for his injuries, while the other driver, a 49-year-old male from Globe was taken to the local hospital for his minor injuries.
This crash is still under investigation with the help of the Arizona Department of Public Safety. There is no impairment suspected at this time, the crash is currently under investigation.