Mother, 3 young children injured in wrong-way crash

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Troopers with the Arizona Department of Highway Safety are investigating a wrong-way crash that sent a mother and three young children to the hospital early Sunday morning.
 
Multiple people called 911 to report a wrong-way driver heading eastbound in the westbound lanes of Loop 101 at 19th Avenue around 2:45 a.m., Sunday.
 
Minutes later, a witness called 9-1-1 to report that the wrong-way driver had crashed on Loop 101 at Seventh Avenue.
 
Bart Graves with DPS says the wrong-way driver crashed into a minivan that had a woman and her three children inside; a 1-month-old, 4-year-old and 6-year-old.  
 
The infant was not injured, but the two older children suffered head injuries and broken bones. However, Graves said they are in stable condition and expected to survive. 
 
The wrong-way driver is a man in his 30s and he suffered critical injuries. He is  currently in the hospital in life-threatening condition, according to Graves. 
 
Officials believe impairment may have been a factor in the crash. 
 
Westbound Loop 101 was closed at Seventh Avenue all morning, but the roadway is now open, according to officials with the Arizona Department of Transportation. 
 
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