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Driver killed after wrong-way crash on Loop 101 and Cardinals Way

Posted at 4:42 AM, Nov 03, 2021

GLENDALE, AZ — A man is dead after going the wrong way on Loop 101 in Glendale.

At about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, Arizona DPS troopers were alerted of a wrong-way driver entering southbound in the northbound lanes of Loop 101 at Cardinals Way.

A short time later, 911 calls indicated there was crash involving a car and a semi truck.

When troopers arrived they learned a white Kia passenger car crashed head-on with the semi truck.

A single man was located inside the car and he had to be cut out from the vehicle by Phoenix firefighters. He was taken to a hospital with severe injuries and later died, according to DPS. He was later identified as 35-year-old Leo Jones.

The driver of the semi truck was not hurt.

DPS believes alcohol was a factor in the crash.

An investigation remains ongoing.