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1 dead after wrong-way driver crashes on Loop 202 westbound freeway on Thursday

Nov 26, 2021, 3:15 AM | Updated: 3:09 pm
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)...
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

PHOENIX — A person has died after a wrong-way driver struck another vehicle head-on Thursday morning in the East Valley, authorities said.

The westbound Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway was closed for several hours on Thanksgiving as authorities responded to the collision.

The wrong-way driver, who has yet to be identified, struck a DPS unit and another vehicle which caused no injuries, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said in an email.

It then continued to drive and struck another vehicle head-on which led to one death, authorities said.

The deceased person has yet to be identified.

The freeway closed around 11:20 a.m. and opened around 3 p.m.

No additional information was immediately available.

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1 dead after wrong-way driver crashes on Loop 202 westbound freeway on Thursday