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Wrong-way driver arrested after hitting tanker near Kingman

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Posted at 5:29 AM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 08:29:07-04

KINGMAN, AZ — A wrong-way driver was taken into custody after crashing into a tanker truck near Kingman overnight.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say the crash occurred along US-93 near milepost 109, which is between Kingman and Wikieup.

The wrong-way driver was reportedly traveling southbound in the northbound lanes when it encountered a tanker truck. The tanker swerved away from the wrong-way driver, but the vehicle struck the back of the tanker.

Fortunately, no major injuries were reported.

DPS says the driver of the wrong-way vehicle was taken into custody for impairment.