|According to Officer Telief, the accident was completely avoidable.|
A Chino Valley woman, Stacey Stubbs, 40, was killed in a head-on car accident in Peoria, Arizona. The accident happened at 3:30 on Monday afternoon.
The car that hit her was driven by 18-year-old Ashley D. Miller, who was evidently text-messaging while driving, and apparently crossed into the other lane, according to Mike Telief, a Peoria police spokesman.
Stubbs was pronounced dead at the scene. Miller, who was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident, was ejected from her vehicle. She was transported to local Valley hospital with critical injuries, but died on Tuesday.
Stubbs was the mother of 3 children, Mike, 16, Joe, 13, and Rebecca, 6. She had recently moved to Chino Valley from New Jersey.
"It's sad, because it was totally preventable," Telief said, as reported on KVOA, Tucson.
Further information will be provided when it becomes available.