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DPS: Van struck several cars between McClintock and Gilbert on Loop 202

MESA, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- Officials with the Arizona Department of Public Safety say a reckless driver caused a series of crashes along the Loop 202.

DPS first received a report of a hit and run collision involving the suspect's van on the Loop 202 at McClintock on Wednesday. Shortly thereafter, a trooper working speed enforcement in the area clocked the suspect driving at a speed of around 106 miles per hour. A pursuit was then initiated by a trooper, and the suspect's van wound up colliding with three other cars.

Debris from the crashes damaged the trooper's patrol car. Minor injuries were reported.

Traffic was later stopped on the eastbound lanes of Loop 202 at Gilbert Road, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation, but DPS officials said the lanes were back open at around 4:00 p.m. Tuesday.

The suspect has been identified as 34-year-old Rachel Piekkola. She is under investigation for DUI and leaving the scene of a collision.