DPS: 1 dead, 1 hospitalized after wrong-way crash on I-10 near Casa Grande

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According to DPS, the wrong-way vehicle went head-on into a vehicle driving correctly in the eastbound lanes near Milepost 187.(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) According to DPS, the wrong-way vehicle went head-on into a vehicle driving correctly in the eastbound lanes near Milepost 187.(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
SACATON, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

The Arizona Department of Public Safety has identified the wrong-way driver, who was killed in a crash that closed eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 were earlier this month near Casa Grande. 

DPS officials identified the driver as 72-year-old Owen L. Eschief of Bapchule.

Back on Jun. 10, DPS troopers responded to the wrong-way call just after 7 a.m. on eastbound I-10 in Sacaton. 

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A vehicle was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes at I-10 near Milepost 190, troopers say.

According to DPS, Eschief, who was driving the wrong-way went head-on into a vehicle driving correctly in the eastbound lanes near Milepost 187. 

DPS said Eschief was pronounced dead on the scene.

Trooper Kameron Lee said the driver of the car that was struck by the wrong-way vehicle is in the hospital in serious condition.

Traffic was diverted off eastbound I-10 at Milepost 185. The eastbound lanes reopened just after 10 a.m.

Lee said impairment will not be determined until DPS receives the medical examiner's report.

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