Man arrested for DUI after crash on I-10 near Tolleson leaves woman seriously hurt

Officials say two vehicles were involved in the crash near I-10 and Avondale Boulevard.
Published: Oct. 10, 2022 at 9:57 PM MST|Updated: Oct. 11, 2022 at 1:40 PM MST
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TOLLESON, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A man is accused of driving under the influence and causing a crash that left a woman seriously hurt on Interstate 10 near Tolleson on Monday night.

Department of Public Safety troopers say two SUVs were involved in the crash near I-10 and Avondale Boulevard just before 9 p.m. One SUV went over the guardrail and rolled, investigators said. A woman was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries and investigators say her legs may need to be amputated. DPS says 40-year-old Duse-Timothy Coates was driving the other SUV and was not seriously hurt.

Coates was arrested and charged with several counts of aggravated assault and aggravated DUI. ADOT cameras showed debris littering the side of the freeway and a heavy backup of cars. The freeway was closed at Avondale Boulevard but reopened overnight.