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Wrong-way driver involved in crash on I-17 near Dunlap Avenue in Phoenix, DPS says

Posted at 4:57 AM, Aug 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-05 23:41:53-04

Authorities are investigating a crash involving a wrong way driver in Phoenix. The incident marks the 23rd wrong way crash on Valley roads this year

Early Saturday morning, Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a crash on Interstate 17, just south of Dunlap Avenue.

According to a DPS spokesperson, a vehicle was heading in the wrong direction when it was involved in a collision.

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Kali Williams, who was almost struck by the wrong-way driver herself, was one of the first on the scene to help the crash victims.

“I just saw headlights coming at me and immediately slowed down, got over another lane and then I saw the crash,” Williams said."Next thing you know, there's crashing, and it's loud, and it was it was just bizarre... I screeched on my brakes, my car got shattered with debris, and I just immediately ran out into the street and was checking on everyone else.” 

Williams said she had heard of wrong-way drivers but had never experienced one before. 

“It was surreal. Thankfully I mean I got out. I was the lucky one. My car didn’t get totaled; I got a couple of scratches and some whiplash. I was the lucky one, and it very easily could’ve gone wrong,” Williams said. 

No additional information was immediately available.