Maricopan dies in wrong-way crash


A Maricopa man died Sunday night in a wrong-way collision on State Route 347 south of Interstate 10. The crash closed the road for eight hours.

Christopher A. Canavett, 20, of Maricopa was the only fatality in the incident, which involved four vehicles.

According to Department of Public Safety spokesman Raul Garcia, Canavett was driving south on SR 347 when he crossed over into northbound traffic. He side-swiped one vehicle and collided head-on with another. The fourth vehicle rear-ended that vehicle as well, according to the report.

Canavett died at the scene.

“One subject was admitted for observation at Chandler Regional,” Garcia said. “Three other vehicles struck debris from the four-vehicle crash.”

The person who was taken to the hospital was the driver of the third vehicle that was hit twice.

The collision occurred around 8:16 p.m. The road was re-opened at 4:13 a.m.

The crash remains under investigation.