Tonto Basin Man Killed In Head-On Collision


One man was killed, and another woman injured in a head-on collision Thursday night, police said.

Calvin Pyle, 68, of Tonto Basin, died at the accident scene. Kathryn Mallett, 64, of Payson, was transported by air to Scottsdale Osborne Hospital for abrasions and a fractured left leg, Arizona Department of Public Safety Public Information Officer, Steve Volden said.

The accident occurred at 4:18 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4 on Highway 188, milepost 261.4.

"The at-fault driver drifted left of center and collided head-on with the second car," Volden said.

DPS is still investigating, but initial reports indicate that Pyle was at fault. Volden said an autopsy is likely to determine whether medical conditions caused the accident.

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