Cottonwood AZ (April 2, 2018) – Verde Valley Fire District (VVFD) responded to rear end collision on April 1st at approximately 8:35 PM. The incident initially occurred on East bound Highway 260 between E. Godard Road and Del Rio Drive. The vehicle that caused the accident then entered and blocked both West bound lanes of traffic. The driver of the vehicle that instigated the accident fled the scene but was apprehended within a half a mile of the event. There were three passengers in the other involved vehicle. Fortunately none of the passengers required medical care. West Bound 260 was shut down for approximately 60 mins. Assisting VVFD was Cottonwood Fire Medical Department, Cottonwood PD, Arizona DPS, and ADOT.