MARICOPA, AZ — A wrong-way driver caused a deadly crash late Sunday night near Maricopa.
The crash happened along SR-347 near Casa Blanca Road around 11:40 p.m, officials with the Arizona Department of Public Safety said.
A wrong-way driver was reportedly headed northbound in the southbound lanes of traffic when the driver hit another vehicle head-on.
The driver that was struck, identified as 67-year-old Ma C. Ponce of Mesa, was pronounced dead at a hospital.
DPS says the wrong-way driver suffered serious injuries.
The investigation is still ongoing, but DPS said impairment is believed to be a factor.
The suspect driver is a 31-year-old man from Maricopa who is still hospitalized. Charges are pending against him once he is released from the hospital.
Arizona Department of Transportation says SR-347 remained closed until after 6:30 a.m. Monday.