DPS: 2nd person arrested in Interstate 10 road rage crash

Posted at 1:25 PM, Jun 30, 2016

A second suspect has been arrested after a road rage crash on Interstate 10 in Phoenix.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said on Thursday Simon Ruiz was arrested. The first suspect, Juan C. Lopez was taken into custody Wednesday.

The six-vehicle crash happened just after 8:30 a.m. on westbound I-10 near 51st Avenue.  

According to DPS, Ruiz was in a Lincoln town car and was chasing Lopez's pickup. At one point, Ruiz's vehicle hit Lopez's truck and caused a chain-reaction crash.

Witnesses described the driver as "crazy", and said he was seen ramming into the side of a white pickup truck for miles as they drove down I-10.

No major injuries were reported, but video from the scene showed fire crews treating several drivers.

To avoid being involved in a road rage incident, officials said make sure you comply with traffic laws, don't become emotional when you drive, avoid eye contact with angry drivers, protect yourself from liability with a dash-cam, and always call 911 for emergencies, or if you feel threatened.