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Arizona DPS: Vehicle in fatal I-10 wreck used in LA crime

Posted at 10:22 AM, Feb 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-15 12:22:57-05

Authorities say the driver of a vehicle used in an attempted homicide in Los Angeles was killed in a wrong-way collision on Interstate 10 in western Arizona.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the wreck occurred Wednesday after a speeding vehicle's driver refused to stop for an Arizona state trooper, turned around in the median and started driving eastbound in the westbound lanes.

DPS spokesman Bart Graves said the dead driver's identity and information on the attempted homicide in Los Angeles weren't immediately available.

The DPS says the driver of a tractor-trailer rig also involved in the wrong-way collision was treated at a hospital for injuries that aren't life-threatening.

The wreck occurred 45 miles east of the Arizona-California line.