Deadly wrong-way crash under investigation along US-60 near Wittmann

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Posted at 4:17 AM, May 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-06 11:31:02-04

WITTMANN, AZ — One person is dead and two others are hurt after a wrong-way collision near Wittmann.

Officials say the crash occurred after 2:30 a.m. along US-60 near milepost 131.

A Dodge Ram pickup truck was reportedly traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of traffic when it collided with a semi-tractor trailer.

Aerial video from the scene showed the pickup truck and a semi-truck, both with extensive damage.

The driver of the pickup truck died at the scene. The passenger of the truck was reportedly ejected during the crash, suffering non-life-threatening injuries.

The semi-truck driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Impairment is believed to be a factor in the crash.

The crash scene and investigation impacted both directions of traffic, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.