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A 72-year-old Cottonwood man died at a Phoenix hospital around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, after a head-on crash on Cornville Road just west of Recycler Road at 7:50 a.m. that injured another adult and two 9-year-old children.

A gold sedan and a westbound cable truck collided in the early morning Wednesday, May 9. The driver of the sedan, 72-year-old Hakim Amin, was flown to Flagstaff, but died later in the evening. His two 9-year-old children and the 22-year-old driver of the cable truck were also injured. Emergency crews prepare to airlift a patient following the crash.Hakim Amin was airlifted to Flagstaff Medical Center immediately after the accident. He was then flown to Barrow Institute in Phoenix, where he died. The collision lead to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office closing Cornville Road as first responders treated the injured and investigated the accident.

A fund has been set up at the cottonwood Wells Fargo Bank as the Hakim and Heather FUnd to assist in medical expenses for Hakim Amin's 9 year old twins who were severely injured. At home now, the children are recovering at home in the care of their mother, Heather Hakola. All donations will be greatly appreciated.

For the full story on the collision, see the Wednesday, May 15, edition of the Sedona Red Rock News.


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