Witnesses describe terror of wrong-way driver on Loop 202

MESA, AZ - One of the people who passed the wrong-way driver on the Loop 202 Sunday morning tells ABC15 he feels guilty that he couldn’t stop the car.

“They were in the far left lane, and I was in the far right lane, and I just saw the headlights coming,” said Bradley Krenz, who was driving home from work at the time.

In all, ten people called 911 hoping to stop the wrong-way driver, but officers couldn’t get there before that driver crashed head-on into another car.

“It was looking like it was going pretty fast, and my first thought was, ‘Oh my God, should I go after it?’”

Krenz only recently discovered that the wrong-way driver killed Michael Ruquet and Ashley Adea.

“My heart sank, I was in tears last night, I could barely go to bed because I was right there,” said Krenz.

Krenz says he got off the freeway and immediately called 911. He says he thought seriously about turning around to try and stop the car, but knew it might only make things worse.

The driver has been identified as 68-year-old Patricia Murphy, who had her 9-year-old grandson in the car. Both are recovering.

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