CHANDLER, AZ — Two people were killed in a crash involving a wrong-way driver along Loop 202 Santan in Chandler Monday evening.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, troopers were called to a wrong-way, head-on crash in the westbound lanes of the highway near Alma School Road around 6 p.m.
Investigators learned a white GMC Yukon entered the highway going the wrong direction on the Alma School Road off-ramp. The driver, 30-year-old Sarah Walterscheid, accelerated at a high rate of speed into oncoming traffic, hitting a Kia head-on.
WATCH: Moments b4 a wrong-way driver on Loop 202 in Chandler crashed into two cars yesterday. Two drivers, including the wrong-way driver, were killed. Video shows white Yukon entering highway on the Alma School Rd off-ramp. We'll have more on the tragic crash on @abc15 at 5. pic.twitter.com/ff6Df3GxlE— Claudia Rupcich (@ClaudiaRupcich) June 29, 2021
The Kia driver, 44-year-old Jackie Keeper, suffered critical injuries and was taken to the hospital.
Keeper and Walterscheid, both Chandler residents, died at the hospital.
The Yukon also struck a Honda, causing the driver to suffer minor injuries.
The cause of the crash has not yet been determined.
Editor's note: DPS originally identified the wrong-way driver as 60-year-old Peter Walterscheid, but he is the registered owner of the vehicle. DPS says Sarah was driving at the time.