Wrong-way Crash Leaves 2 Dead, 4 Others Seriously Injured

October 10, 2022

NEW RIVER, AZ – A deadly crash involving three vehicles closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 17 on the north end of the Valley on October 10th, 2022.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the crash involved a wrong-way driver. That alleged wrong-way crash survived the crash and was being treated at an area hospital. And troopers later confirmed that two people in one of the other vehicles died. Three others were transported to an area hospital. Investigators are still working on learning if impairment was a factor in the crash. The northbound lanes were closed for much of the morning, but crews were able to reopen the freeway before noon.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the victim of this crash.

Deaths on Arizona roads

Data from the Arizona Department of Transportation shows that roadway fatalities have been gradually rising in Arizona over the last years:

  • 2016: 952 deaths
  • 2017: 1,000 deaths
  • 2018: 1,010 deaths
  • 2019: 982 deaths
  • 2020: 1,057 deaths

Call (602)254-6071 to talk with an Arizona personal injury attorney if you or a loved one were injured in a car accident.

Source: 3TV/CBS5