SURPRISE, AZ — Two people are dead after a wrong-way crash in Surprise Tuesday night.
Around 9 p.m., crews with the Surprise Fire Department and Maricopa County Sheriff's Office were called to Sun Valley Parkway at mile marker 131, west of Loop 303, for reports of a crash.
When they arrived they located a crash involving multiple vehicles caused by a driver who was traveling in the wrong direction, according to officials with the Surprise Fire and Medical Department.
The wrong-way driver was pronounced dead at the scene and has been identified as an adult male. Three others were taken to the hospital where officials say a passenger in one of the other vehicles, an adult male, later died.
The other two patients are said to have non-life-threatening injuries.
No other details have been provided.
This wrong-way crash marks the 11th incident on a Valley freeway or highway that ABC15 has recorded this year.
VIDEO: On Sunday, May 15, a 22-year-old woman was arrested for DUI after DPS says she drove the wrong way on State Route 51 near McDowell.