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DPS: Wrong-way driver collides with trooper near Flagstaff

Posted at 6:12 PM, Nov 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 00:20:09-05

Officials from the Arizona Department of Public Safety say one of their sergeants was involved in a crash with a wrong-way driver near Flagstaff on Saturday afternoon. 

According to DPS, just before 3:40 p.m., dispatch began receiving reports of a red Nissan Rogue driving recklessly. 

The calls reportedly stated that the vehicle almost struck several cars and was driving on the sidewalk. 

Officials say a trooper found the vehicle on Interstate 40 and tried to contact the driver. 

The vehicle then reportedly fled and began driving eastbound in the westbound lanes on I-40 near milepost 195. 

DPS says a sergeant who was in the area was involved in a crash with the wrong-way vehicle.

The female driver and juvenile occupant in the wrong-way vehicle were taken to a hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials say the sergeant was also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

DPS says impairment has not been ruled out in the collision.

No further information was immediately available.