Police: Wrong-way driver killed in head-on wreck


by The Associated Press


Posted on November 26, 2013 at 9:33 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 27 at 6:23 PM

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Authorities have released the name of a driver killed after his car crossed a Phoenix street's center line and collided head-on with two other vehicles.

Phoenix police say the man, who was driving a Buick, has been identified as 32-year-old Mario Reyes. Police said they do not yet know if Reyes was impaired. He was wearing his seatbelt and his airbag deployed.

They say two other people were seriously injured in the accident about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday that shut down Indian School Road at North 61st Avenue during the morning commute.

Police say Reyes' car was seen weaving through traffic before the crash, but they don't know what caused the accident.

Two people in the vehicles struck head-on by the car that crossed the center line were transported to a hospital with injuries that authorities say are not life-threatening.

The driver of a Subaru that was struck was wearing his seatbelt and his airbag deployed.

The driver of the Hyundai that was hit was also wearing her seatbelt and her airbag deployed. The front seat passenger of the Hyundai was not wearing her seatbelt and sustained injuries when she collided with the windshield.

A fourth person was treated and released at the scene.

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