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Irish tourist killed, four injured in head-on collision off U.S. 93

An Irish tourist was killed, and four people were hurt, in a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon on Diamond Bar Road, just off U.S. Highway 93 outside the northwest Arizona community of Meadview.

Mohave County sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident at 3:41 p.m. and found Francis Kenny, 39, dead at the scene.

Kenny was a passenger in a Chevrolet that was speeding at 80 mph or more when it crossed the center line and struck an oncoming westbound Toyota, department spokeswoman Trish Carter said.

The driver of the Chevy, Tony Hackett, is listed in stable condition at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where he is being treated for a broken leg.

The other passenger in the vehicle, Leonard White, was released from Kingman Regional Medical Center after treatment for abdominal bruising and other minor injuries.

Both Hackett and White also are from Ireland.

The Toyota’s occupants were a married couple from Rutherford, N.J. The driver, Joseph Kacsanik, 70, and his wife, Barbara, age unavailable, both were listed in critical condition at Sunrise.

The accident remains under investigation.

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