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Motorcyclist killed in wrong-way crash along Loop 101 in Scottsdale

Posted at 5:11 AM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 16:57:16-04

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — A man has been arrested after a deadly wrong-way crash along Loop 101 in the Scottsdale area.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the crash involving a vehicle and motorcycle occurred near Indian School Road.

Officials first received calls about a wrong-way SUV in the northbound lanes of L-101 near Chaparral Road around 3:10 a.m. Shortly after, they received word of a head-on crash involving the wrong-way vehicle and a motorcyclist.

DPS says the motorcyclist was killed in the crash. The wrong-way driver, later identified as 25-year-old Nicholas Sajovic was not hurt and was taken into custody.

Sajovic is now facing a second-degree murder charge.

Impairment is believed to be a factor in the crash but the investigation is ongoing.