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Arizona driver killed in “wrong-way” wreck involving four vehicles


Arizona Department of Public Safety provides inside look to the pileup

PHOENIX, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY/AP) — An Arizona driver is dead after driving along the wrong side of the road on a Phoenix freeway.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) confirms a wrong-way collision on Saturday involving four vehicles killed the motorist at fault.

DPS staff says the crash happened at about 3 a.m. Destruction from the accident led DPS crews to close the Loop 101’s eastbound lanes at Interstate 17 for about six hours.

The wrong-way car was westbound when it collided head-on with a second vehicle, per DPS investigators.

A DPS spokesperson reveals that after the wrong-way car struck the first vehicle, a second came along and hit the first as well.

It didn't stop there. Debris from the secondary collision damaged a fourth car belonging to a witness.

The DPS reports the drivers of the second and third vehicles were seriously injured.

Authorities have not yet released any identities.

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