1 killed, 4 others injured after wrong-way crash on Loop 202 South Mountain freeway in Ahwatukee
AHWATUKEE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - One person has died and four others were hurt after a wrong-way collision on a major freeway in Ahwatukee on Sunday afternoon.
Around 5 p.m., rescue crews with the Phoenix Fire Department were called to a crash involving five cars, with one of the vehicles on its side. Five patients were taken to the hospital including a 12-year-old girl in extremely critical condition, a 9-year-old girl in critical condition, a 20-year-old woman and another adult in critical condition and a 33-year-old man in stable condition. The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating this as a wrong-way collision.
A DPS spokesperson confirmed on Monday morning that one person had died as the result of the crash, saying they were a passenger in the wrong-way car. Other information is expected to be released later in the day.
The eastbound lanes of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway near 24th Street were closed as crews worked to clear the scene, but reopened around 10 p.m.
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