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Wrong-way driver dies in crash on Loop 101 in West Valley

Oct 5, 2022, 6:07 AM

(Flickr Photo/Arizona Department of Transportation)...

(Flickr Photo/Arizona Department of Transportation)

(Flickr Photo/Arizona Department of Transportation)

PHOENIX – One person was killed and two others injured in a wrong-way crash on a West Valley freeway late Tuesday, authorities said.

The wrong-way driver was heading northbound in southbound lanes on Loop 101 Agua Fria Freeway in Peoria near Thunderbird Road around 11 p.m. when it smashed into a vehicle carrying two people, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said.

All three were taken to a hospital, where the wrong-way driver died of their injuries, DPS said.

The condition of the crash survivors was not released.

The roadway was shut down for the investigation until shortly before 4:30 a.m.

No other details were immediately made available.

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Wrong-way driver dies in crash on Loop 101 in West Valley