YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - One person died due to injuries after a vehicle drove the wrong way from the westbound lanes onto the eastbound lanes of Interstate 8.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) said on Thursday evening, a green passenger vehicle traveled the wrong way on Interstate 8 in the area of milepost 12 and sideswiped a vehicle.
The green passenger vehicle continued driving the wrong way on I-8 and hit a black sport utility vehicle (SUV) head-on at milepost 10, said DPS.
Then a gray pickup truck rear-ended the black SUV.
According to DPS, the driver of the green passenger vehicle and the driver of the black SUV were flown to a Phoenix-area hospital with serious injuries.
However, the driver of the black SUV died due to the injuries from the crash.
DPS said impairment is suspected to be a factor in the crash.