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Wrong-way driver flees scene after deadly crash on I-17 near Sunset Point

Posted at 4:54 AM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 20:11:36-04

A wrong-way vehicle fled the scene after causing a deadly crash on I-17 near Sunset Point early Monday morning.

The crash happened before 12:30 a.m., according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Officials say a wrong-way vehicle, only described as a black Mustang, was reported in the northbound lanes near milepost 256.

A second vehicle tried to miss the southbound vehicle and hit an embankment in the median. A third vehicle then hit that vehicle.

DPS says the driver of the second vehicle, later identified as 64-year-old Thomas Roy Langgood, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other occupants were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A commercial vehicle was struck by debris and a fifth vehicle hit the guardrail and took off.

The wrong-way vehicle has yet to be located.