Wrong-way crash shuts down eastbound US 60 near Gold Canyon

Wrong way crash US 60 near Gold Canyon
Posted at 10:43 PM, May 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-19 09:59:01-04

A wrong-way crash shut down a portion of US 60 near Gold Canyon Tuesday night.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, around 9 p.m., officials received reports of a wrong-way driver headed westbound in the eastbound lanes near milepost 208.

Several minutes later, the vehicle collided head-on with another car. Both drivers suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment.

DPS says a pickup truck driver overcorrected in an attempt to not hit the crashed vehicles, causing the truck to roll. The driver and passenger in the truck also suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

It's not yet known why the wrong-way driver was traveling in the wrong direction.

No further information has been released.