Child dies after vehicle crash on I-40 ejects family
WILLIAMS, Ariz. — On June 26, Williams Volunteer Fire Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety and Lifeline Ambulance responded to two vehicle accidents on Interstate 40, that resulted in one fatality and multiple injured.
Around 2:06 p.m. Williams Fire responded to a report of a passenger car rollover on I-40 west bound near milepost 157, with unknown injuries. Emergency personnel were able to secure the scene before they were toned out for another accident moments later.
The second call was for a single vehicle rollover collision that occurred on Interstate 40 east bound at milepost 156.
According to Arizona DPS, a GMC Yukon lost control on I-40 and collided with a right side guardrail. Officers reported that the Interstate was wet because of recent rain.
“The vehicle rolled down an embankment resulting in all passengers being ejected,” said Bart Graves, spokesman for Arizona DPS.
According to Graves, Jace Welch, 3, of Ash Fork, Arizona, died on scene. The cause of death was trauma to the head.
A GoFundMe has been set up for the family to help with funeral and medical expenses.
According to the GoFundMe site, Shanta Bryanna Mcculley of Ash Fork, Arizona, is recovering from serious injuries. Two other children were also involved in the accident.