DPS: 1 driver dead, another injured after wrong-way crash on Loop 202

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MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A fatal wrong-way crash involving two vehicles closed westbound Loop 202 Red Mountain on the border of Tempe and Mesa on Saturday morning, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

The incident happened just after 1:00 a.m. near the McClintock Drive exit. 

DPS officials say the wrong-way driver was deceased on scene. The victim in the other vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

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According to ADOT, traffic was being diverted and the closure extends to McClintock Drive, where drivers can reenter the highway.

The westbound lanes of L-202  were open just after 6 a.m. The eastbound lanes were not affected during the closure. 

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