QUARTZSITE, Ariz. — Authorities say a fatal crash caused by a wrong-way driver near Quartzsite has triggered a deadly pile-up.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the chain of events started Friday around 7:30 p.m. on I-10.
According to investigators, the wrong-way driver slammed head-on into another vehicle in the eastbound lanes and two other vehicles were hit.
They say a woman in the vehicle involved in the initial head-on was killed. The female wrong-way driver suffered critical injuries.
Eight others were hospitalized but their conditions are unknown.
DPS says a commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer failed to slow down around 5:30 a.m. for congestion related to the collision.
The truck rear-ended another commercial vehicle, leading to two other commercial trucks getting hit.
Authorities say the driver who didn’t slow died.