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3 dead after wrong-way driver causes I-10 crash near Phoenix


PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say three people have died after a wrong-way vehicle crash on Interstate 10 south of Phoenix.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say troopers got a call of a driver traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of the freeway around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

Shortly after, authorities say a crash was reported near Riggs Road involving the 71-year-old wrong-way driver.

DPS says the man was taken to a hospital where he died.

They say four people were in a vehicle hit by the wrong-way driver and two passengers were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The driver and a third passenger were taken to a hospital for treatment. Their current conditions aren’t immediately known.

DPS says a driver and passenger of a third vehicle involved were treated at the scene.

They say impairment is not believed to be a factor in the crash.

The names and ages of the four people killed in the crash haven’t been released yet


The Associated Press


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