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1 killed, 5 injured in wrong-way collision near Buckeye

Mar 28, 2024, 6:36 AM | Updated: 6:37 am

(Buckeye Police Department file photo)...

(Buckeye Police Department file photo)

(Buckeye Police Department file photo)

PHOENIX — One person was killed and five others were injured in a wrong-way collision south of Buckeye on Wednesday night, authorities said.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the crash occurred at 9:50 p.m. on State Route 85 near the Gila River.

The driver of a black sedan that crashed into a vehicle carrying five people died at the scene, DPS said.

The people in the other vehicle, three of whom were children, were hospitalized with injuries that aren’t considered life-threatening.

SR 85 was closed overnight while crews investigated the crash, but the freeway has since reopened.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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1 killed, 5 injured in wrong-way collision near Buckeye