County Vehicles Collide At Hwy. 260, 87 Intersection

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Two county-owned vehicles collided Monday at the intersection of Highways 260 and 87. One vehicle was driven by Gila County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Tim Scott, who was responding to a call, the other was operated by Dared Deroulhac with the county engineer’s department.

A Gila County Sheriff’s lieutenant responding to a call plowed into another county vehicle Monday at the intersection of Highways 260 and 87.

The Payson Police Department received a call around 12:50 a.m. that two vehicles were blocking the intersection, said Chief Don Engler.

When police arrived, they found a 2000 tan Chevy Suburban and 2004 white Chevy pickup had collided.

Lt. Tim Scott was responding with lights and sirens to a call northbound on Highway 87 when he entered the intersection. Scott struck the Suburban, which was being driven westbound on Highway 260 by Dared Deroulhac of the county engineer’s department, Engler said.

No one was injured in the collision. Police are still investigating the crash, but Engler said charges are likely.

The vehicles were cleared from the intersection shortly after 1 p.m.

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