Wrong-way collision ends in death

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The investigation is still ongoing in a fatal, two-vehicle collision involving a wrong-way driver that occurred on State Route 347 near Casa Blanca Road around midnight.

According to Arizona Department of Public Safety, the wrong-way driver was traveling north in the southbound lanes when he impacted another vehicle head-on. The driver was taken to a local hospital where he is currently being treated for serious injuries.

The other driver was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

“AZDPS detectives are leading the investigation and believe impairment is a factor,” said DPS spokesman Bart Graves. “We’ll put out a general update once we hear back from the investigators.”