GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Three people have died, including a wrong-way driver on the Loop 101 northbound near Camelback Road in Glendale Sunday morning.

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) says around 2:30 a.m., a call came in about a wrong-way driver heading south in the northbound lanes on the Loop 101. A few minutes later near the Camelback Road exit, troopers learned the wrong-way vehicle crashed into a car head-on. A DPS public information officer, Sergeant Jacob Melki, says some debris from that crash flew over onto the southbound lanes and hit another car.

Three people died in the crash, including the driver of the wrong-way car. A man and woman who were in the car struck head-on, also died at the scene, according to Melki. Another person had minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

Northbound lanes were closed for several hours at Camelback Road, but DPS reopened the road around 8 a.m. Stay with Arizona's Family for updates as the story develops.


Copyright 2021 KPHO/KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.


Recommended for you