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PD: Impairment suspected in deadly multi-vehicle crash in Scottsdale

KNXV Deadly crash at Hayden and Loop 101underpass
Posted at 2:36 PM, Apr 07, 2019

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Scottsdale police say impairment may have led to deadly multi-vehicle crash in Scottsdale on Sunday.

The incident happened around 1:54 p.m. on Hayden Road and the Loop 101 underpass.

Police say a vehicle was traveling northbound on Hayden Road when it left the roadway, drove up onto the sidewalk, and collided with a ride-share vehicle that was stopped facing westbound on the freeway off-ramp. This collision pushed the ride-share vehicle into a third vehicle that was also stopped on the westbound off-ramp.

The people of the third vehicle were transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. Authorities say the driver of the ride-share vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The two passengers in the ride-share vehicle weren't injured, police say.

The driver that struck the ride-share vehicle was transported to an area hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said impairment is suspected in the crash.

Hayden Road was closed between L-101 and Legacy Boulevard for several hours while police worked to clear the scene.

The victims are not being identified at this time.

The investigation is ongoing. Stay with ABC15 News for updates.