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Wrong-way driver hurt during crash on Loop 202 near Elliot Road

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Posted at 6:10 AM, Sep 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-19 14:28:09-04

MESA, AZ — One person is hurt after a wrong-way crash in the East Valley.

Officials with the Arizona Department of Public Safety say they received the first call about the crash on Loop 202 near Elliot Road just after 4:15 a.m. Sunday.

When troopers arrived, they found a vehicle had been driving southbound in the northbound lanes of the highway.

DPS says a tractor-trailer was traveling northbound in the correct direction when a wrong-way driver approached. The wrong-way driver attempted to avoid contact but was struck in the axles.

The wrong-way driver was taken to a hospital for treatment. DPS says the driver is under investigation for suspected impairment.

The crash remains under investigation.