DPS: Road rage caused chain-reaction crash on I-10

- Authorities say road rage resulted in a chain-reaction crash involving multiple vehicles on a Phoenix freeway.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says road rage caused the six-vehicle crash along westbound Interstate 10 at 51st Avenue on Tuesday morning.

"I saw my life flash before my eyes," said Mona Raynor.

Raynor was driving in the wrong place at the wrong time. Her car was totaled after being involved in a chain reaction crash. She says the driver who initiated the collisions appeared to be trying to drive another car off the road.

DPS says the suspect was chasing another driver on I-10 when the suspect hit another vehicle, which caused a chain-reaction crash involving six total vehicles.

"Two vehicles were road raging, driving aggressively toward each other, the white truck tried to get away from the white Lincoln," said Raynor.

DPS arrested 22-year-old Juan Lopez and charged him with five counts of endangerment, assault and one count of aggressive driving.

Troopers are also looking for 28-year-old Simon Ruiz in connection to the road rage crash.

Impairment was not believed to be a factor in the crash.

Westbound I-10 at 51st Avenue has reopened following the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.

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