Four people were taken to the hospital on Sunday evening, some with serious injuries, after a wrong-way driver and another vehicle collided on Interstate 17, north of Phoenix, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
DPS said it received a report around 10 p.m. of a Dodge Dakota Pickup traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of I-17 near milepost 250, between Sunset Point and Black Canyon City. Three miles later, DPS was alerted to a head-on crash involving the truck and a Jeep Liberty.
DPS said the three people inside the Jeep Liberty -- a male driver and two female passengers -- were taken to the hospital with injuries. One of the females had to be cut out of the vehicle and flown via helicopter to the hospital, according to DPS.
In a tweet, Daisy Mountain Fire and Medical said multiple patients were "transported with very serious injuries."
DPS said the wrong-way driver was taken to the hospital and his injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening. DPS said it would not release any info about the alleged wrong-way driver's identity or potential charges until he was released from the hospital.
Impairment is suspected in the crash, DPS said.
Our crews responded to yet another wrong way driver on I-17 NB near Bumble Bee Rd. There were multiple patients transported with very serious injuries.— Daisy Mtn Fire & Medical (@DaisyMtnFire) November 25, 2019
Delays were initially reported along I-17 in the area, but the road has since reopened, according to ADOT.