Incident Status: 
Incident Date: 
Friday, May 24, 2019 – 9:06am
Department Report Number: 
Preliminary Information: 


On May 24, 2019, at approximately 9:06 AM, a wrong-way vehicle was reported traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40, near milepost 36 (14 miles southwest of Kingman). 

Shortly after, there was a reported a head-on collision involving the wrong-way vehicle.


There are five fatalities as a result.


Westbound I-40 was initially closed westbound.

I-40 has since partially reopened westbound. 


Unknown time to reopen I-40.


82-year-old male of Nevada is the wrong-way driver.




May 25, 2019


Wrong-way vehicle information: white 2010 Nissan sedan

Driver: Harold Wayne Wickham, 82 of Laughlin, NV (deceased at hospital)

Passenger: Ella Wickham, 90 of Laughlin, NV (deceased on-scene)


Victim vehicle information: black 2015 Honda sedan

Driver: Tsun Tong Chan, 57 of New York, NY (deceased on-scene)

Passenger: Wai Kam Ngai, 54 of New York, NY (deceased on-scene)

Passenger: Ching Kwong Chan, 21 of New York, NY (deceased on-scene)


This crash is still under investigation and details will be released as they become available.

Incident Location: 
01 – Kingman
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