Possible wrong-way crash closes portion of EB Loop 202 in Chandler

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(Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety and 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety and 3TV/CBS 5)

The eastbound lanes of Loop 202 Santan were closed for a little more than an hour Saturday between Northern Avenue and McQueen Road in Chandler due to a crash that happened just before 7 a.m.

"This was reported as a wrong-way collision," according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety Duty Office. "It has not been determined whether it will be an actual wrong-way collision."

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DPS described the wreck as "a serious injury collision."

Video from the scene showed one vehicle with damage to the driver's side and a second vehicle with front-end damage that had gone off the road and into the landscaping along the freeway.

The backup was relatively extensive; the Arizona Department of Transportation tweeted that traffic was being turned around to exit at Arizona Avenue.

ADOT reopened the freeway just before 8:15 a.m.

Information will be updated as details come into the Arizona’s Family newsroom.

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