Wrong-way driver hits truck, flees from crash, DPS says

Posted at 5:51 AM, Apr 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-27 21:14:33-04

A wrong-way driver who allegedly caused a crash on L-202 under SR-101 fled from the scene and was subsequently struck by a vehicle on the transition ramp at eastbound SR-202 to SR-101, DPS says.

According to DPS, they received reports of a wrong-way driver traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of SR-202 Red Mountain from McKellips.

While DPS deputies were responding to that call, they were notified of a crash on SR-202 under SR-101 involving the wrong-way driver and a pickup truck.

The pickup truck rolled over due to the collision, DPS says.

The wrong-way driver, identified only as a 30-year-old woman, then fled the scene of the crash, according to DPS.

She was then struck by another vehicle on the transition ramp from the eastbound SR-202 to SR-101.

DPS says she was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The wrong-way crash closed a a large stretch of L-202 for several hours Saturday morning.

The initial wrong-way crash occurred at roughly 1:30 a.m., and L-202 was not completely reopened until after 8 a.m.

At this time, it is unclear if impairment was a factor in the wrong-way crash.

This is an ongoing investigation. Stay with ABC15 for updates.