Wrong-way driver crashes into semi near Eloy

Posted at 4:21 AM, Mar 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 14:26:47-04

Eastbound Interstate 10 has reopened Thursday morning after a wrong-way crash shut it down for hours.

Arizona Department of Transportation said shortly before 9 a.m. that all three lanes had reopened and much of the traffic backup had worked itself out. Click here to view current traffic conditions.

The wrong-way crash happened just before 3 a.m., according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. A vehicle was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes and crashed into a semi-truck near Picacho Peak.

DPS said the wrong-way driver was unresponsive at the scene and flown to the hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries. DPS said the driver may have been impaired, but the investigation is on-going.

The driver in the semi-truck was not injured.