PHOENIX — Authorities say a wrong-way driver is facing charges following a
deadly crash on Arizona State Route 202.
Department of Public Safety Officer Carrick Cook tells KPHO
that a 29-year-old man from Sudan was believed to be
impaired by alcohol when he drove his car the wrong way in the eastbound lanes
Cook said Maikil Doud Schol hit a motorcycle head-on near the Priest Road exit.
Both riders were killed. They were identified as 50-year-old Andy Chilimidos
and 45-year-old Darlene Atencio. They were from St Johns.
Schol was booked into the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Fourth Avenue Jail
on two counts of second-degree homicide. It was not immediately clear if he had
The collision resulted in the highway being closed for nearly six hours.
Information from: KPHO-TV, http://www.kpho.com/