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Wrong-way driver dies in Phoenix after crashing into 3 vehicles

Oct 31, 2022, 4:25 AM | Updated: 8:14 am

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PHOENIX — The driver of a wrong-way vehicle died early Sunday after crashing into three vehicles, injuring others, authorities said.

Four vehicles were involved in the crash near 75th Avenue and Camelback Road that happened around 5:30 a.m., the Phoenix Police Department said in a press release.

Jose Molina, 19, died at the scene, while a 50-year-old woman was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. She’s expected to survive.

A 30-year-old male driver, alongside the woman who was hospitalized, had injuries that weren’t life threatening. Two others, a man and woman in separate vehicles, had minor injuries and remained on the scene.

The investigation suggests the vehicle operated by Molina was traveling north in the southbound lanes of 75th Avenue when he crashed into the three vehicles.

Impairment will be determined through a postmortem blood analysis.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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Wrong-way driver dies in Phoenix after crashing into 3 vehicles