DPS: 1 dead in wrong-way crash on Loop 101 in Glendale

A woman is dead following a wrong-way crash on the Loop 101 near Cardinals Way in Glendale, Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said on Jan. 18.

According to DPS, the crash happened at about 1 a.m when a vehicle traveling southbound in the northbound lanes crashed into another vehicle. The driver of the wrong-way vehicle was not seriously injured, however, a female passenger died as a result of the crash.

The driver of the vehicle that was hit by the wrong-way driver was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

"In this case, we had no calls of a wrong-way vehicle, so it's unknown at this time how long that vehicle may have been traveling the wrong way," said Sgt. Roger Hansen.

Impairment is being investigated as a cause of the crash.

The northbound lanes of the Loop 101 have been reopened at Cardinals Way.

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