Man Killed In Highway 260 Crash Identified


Officers have released the identification of the man who was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 260 Thursday morning.

The man was 39-year-old Mark Trace Johnston, a part-time resident of Show Low and Phoenix.

Johnston was killed July 27 when the vehicle he was driving veered off the road near Ponderosa Campground. Johnston's pickup truck struck several trees, according to Arizona Department of Public Service Officer Tony McDaniel.

Nearby campers heard the crash and rushed to the scene to pull the man away from his burning pickup truck. Johnston had died from his injuries by the time emergency crews arrived.

McDaniel said he thinks the accident was caused by driver fatigue.

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