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DPS: Motorcyclist hurt by wrong-way driver on SR-51

Motorcyclist hurt by wrong-way driver on SR-51
Posted at 4:49 AM, Nov 02, 2020

PHOENIX — Arizona Department of Public Safety officials are investigating a wrong-way crash on State Route 51 Sunday night.

Emergency calls started to come in around 10 p.m. for a wrong-way vehicle near Glendale Avenue. Soon after, DPS received reports of a crash involving a vehicle, headed southbound in the northbound lanes, that had just collided with a motorcycle.

DPS says the motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The wrong-way driver, identified as Louis Dominquez, was not hurt. He faces charges of aggravated assault and three counts of endangerment, officials say.

Impairment may be a factor in the crash.

Traffic was shut down for several hours but has since reopened.