Wrong-way driver causes crash near Loop 101 and I-10 in the West Valley

Posted at 2:41 AM, Apr 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-30 14:25:24-04

Two people were injured after a wrong-way driver crashed into a vehicle in the west Valley early Friday morning.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, officials received a report of a wrong-way vehicle headed southbound in the northbound lanes of Loop 101 near Glendale Avenue around 1:30 a.m.

The wrong-way driver, a 25-year-old woman, continued driving while other 911 callers reported the incident. When the driver transitioned onto Interstate 10, it collided with another car.

DPS says four minutes passed between the original report and the collision.

The driver of the colliding vehicle was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, while the wrong-way driver sustained unknown injuries.

Officials believe impairment to be a factor in the crash.