Driver seriously injured in Tempe crash with DPS officer

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

TEMPE – A driver was involved in a crash involving a Department of Public Safety vehicle in Tempe.

The collision took place on Monday at the intersection of Southern and Price. DPS investigators tell 3TV the driver of their car was making a turn onto Price Road when the driver of the El Camino allegedly ran a red light.

The El Camino then clipped the squad car and hit a van before crashing into a pole. That driver is in the hospital listed in serious condition.

The DPS officer was not injured in the crash.