A collision left one man dead and a woman critically injured in Prescott Valley on Christmas Day.
The man has been identified by the Prescott Valley Police Department as 38-year-old 1st Sgt. Samuel Robles in the United States Army Rangers. He had served 10 deployments in both Iraq and Afghanistan over the course of his career and recently retired, police said.
Police received reports of a man walking and jumping in front of vehicles at Glassford Hill Road and Spouse Drive at about 11:41 p.m., according to police spokesperson Heidi Dahms Foster.
As officers made their way to the scene, they received additional calls stating that the man had not only been struck by a vehicle headed northbound but that a second pedestrian had also been struck by a different vehicle, Foster said.
After further investigation, police found out that Robles was walking in the curb lane when a vehicle driven by a 19-year-old woman hit him, the police news release said. The impact of the collision forced the vehicle into the median.
The driver's 21-year-old sister was also in the car at the time of the collision and had gotten out of the vehicle to assist Robles when she was struck by the other vehicle, according to the news release.
The second vehicle, driven by an 18-year-old man, had attempted to avoid hitting Robles when he struck the young woman. The road was closed for about six hours as officers concluded their investigation.
The 21-year-old was taken to a hospital to receive treatment for her injuries. As of Wednesday afternoon, she was in stable condition. Robles was pronounced dead at the scene. Neither driver reported any injuries.
Robles left behind a wife and two young children. He will be buried with full military honors and later be relocated to the Arlington National Ceremony in Washington, D.C.
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