Wrong-way driver dies in crash on I-10 - Tucson News Now

Wrong-way driver dies in crash on I-10

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MARANA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

One person died in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 10 near Marana early on Monday, Aug. 21.

The left lane of westbound I-10 was blocked because of the crash between Pinal Air Park and Sandario.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said a pickup traveling east in the westbound lane struck a tractor-trailer.

Quentin Mehr, spokesman for DPS, said authorities started receiving calls just before 2 a.m. about a black pickup driving east in the westbound lanes. Just a few minutes later, DPS received a call about the crash.

Mehr said the driver of the pickup was pronounced dead on the scene, and the driver of the semi was not hurt.

No further information about the driver of the pickup was immediately available.

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