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DPS: One dead, 1 hurt in wrong-way crash on Loop 101 near Cardinals Way

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Posted at 4:33 AM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 11:24:32-05

GLENDALE, AZ — One person is dead and one other is injured after a wrong-way crash in the West Valley.

The crash happened along northbound Loop 101 near Cardinals Way in Glendale around 12:40 a.m. Monday.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the driver of the wrong-way vehicle, a 24-year-old woman, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The passenger, a 26-year-old woman, was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

The driver of the vehicle that was hit by the wrong-way driver, only identified as a man, did not suffer any major injuries.

Impairment is under investigation as a factor in the crash.

The roadway was shut down for several hours but reopened around 6 a.m., according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.