911 calls from deadly wrong-way crash released

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

The Arizona Department of Public Safety released 911 tapes Wednesday from a November 1, 2016, wrong-way crash.  

According to the reports issued with the tapes, Alejandro Anaya Rosas had approached witnesses at a Peoria gas station indicating he needed to get home.

Reports say Rosas had parked at the gas pumps, and witnesses believed he was drunk because of slurred speech and an odor of alcohol.

The crash report says Rosas told the witnesses "pray for me" and then proceeded to get back into his car.

[Special section: Wrong-way drivers]

Witnesses tried to stop him, offering him a ride instead, according to reports, but Rosas took off anyway.

"When I looked in my rear-view mirror, I thought I seen a big wall of fire," said one 911 caller who witnessed the crash. "So I'm doubling around right now to see."

"We saw the car, we just called, this car is on fire," another caller tells the dispatcher. "There's someone in this car."

Reports say Rosas had crashed into a car driven by Anthony Shaw. Both drivers were killed in the wreck.

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