Wrong-way driver killed in crash on I-8

A driver is dead after driving the wrong way down Interstate 8 late Friday evening.

A spokesperson with the Arizona Department of Public Safety says the driver was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-8 near the town of Stanfield.  DPS had received reports of the wrong-way vehicle just after 11pm, and arrived on the scene of a deadly crash just after 11:15pm.  Officers found the wrong-way eastbound driver had crashed into another passenger vehicle that was heading west on I-8.  The wrong-way driver, who is only identified as an adult male, was pronounced dead on the scene.

DPS says the westbound vehicle that was struck had two people who were injured, including the driver, who had to be rescued from the damaged vehicle.  He and an injured boy were both airlifted to the Valley with serious injuries.  A third person in that car was not injured. 

Arizona DPS has released photographs and video of the scene.  They are working to identify the driver who was killed at the scene.  Investigators say impairment does not appear to be a factor.

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