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Five people killed in wrong-way crash on I-40 west of Kingman

KNXV Five Killed I-40 Wrong Way 5-24-19
Posted at 10:23 AM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-25 15:39:42-04

KINGMAN, AZ — Five people have died after a wrong-way crash on Interstate 40 west of Kingman.

Harold Wayne Wickham, 82, has been identified as the wrong-way driver by AZDPS.

Wickham, a resident of Laughlin, Nevada, died at hospital following the crash, according to AZDPS.

His passenger, 90-year-old Ella Wickham, also of Laughlin, Nevada, died at the scene of the crash.

The driver and two passengers of the other vehicle all died at the scene of the crash, AZDPS says.

They have been identified as Tsun Tong Chan, 57; Wai Kam Ngai, 54; and Ching Kwong Chan, 21. All of the deceased hailed from New York, New York.

AZDPS says the crash happened around 9 a.m. in the westbound lanes, west of Kingman, near milepost 36.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says if you’re trying to get to the California state line, the best alternative from the area is taking US 93 in Kingman, followed by state routes 68 and 95.

Check current traffic conditions here.

Stay with ABC15 and for the latest on this developing situation.

DPS previously stated four people died in the crash. The information has since been updated to reflect that five people died.