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Wrong-way driver hits commercial vehicle on I-10 south of Valley

Aug 1, 2019, 8:04 AM | Updated: 1:01 pm
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PHOENIX — A wrong-way driver struck a commercial vehicle Wednesday night on Interstate 10 south of the Valley.

Casa Grande police said they were alerted to a vehicle driving erratically on State Route 387 near Ghost Ranch Road around 7:45 p.m.

The vehicle was then reported to be traveling east in westbound lanes on Interstate 10 at the SR 387 junction.

The woman driving the vehicle collided with a commercial vehicle head-on, and a third vehicle rear-ended the commercial vehicle.

Police said the wrong-way driver “displayed signs of recent alcohol consumption” and was hospitalized with injuries.

The other two drivers were treated on the scene for minor injuries.

Police said charges of aggravated assault, aggravated DUI, wrong-way driving and endangerment are being submitted.

The Valley has seen three wrong-way driving incidents so far this week.

Loop 101 in Glendale was shut down for hours after a wrong-way driver struck and killed another motorist Tuesday night.

On Monday, a woman was arrested for heading south in northbound lanes on Loop 101 near Indian School Road. She was stopped before she struck any other vehicles.

The day before that, a woman driving the wrong way on Interstate 17 crashed into a car near Sunset Point, but there were no serious injuries.

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Wrong-way driver hits commercial vehicle on I-10 south of Valley