Driver arrested after deadly wrong-way crash in Scottsdale

The Loop 101 northbound lanes at Indian School Road have reopened following a deadly wrong-way crash on Oct. 22.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, a vehicle was reported driving southbound in the northbound lanes of State Route 101 near Chaparral Road early Thursday morning. Troopers learned that a wrong-way SUV crashed head-on into a motorcycle shortly afterward.

The motorcyclist died from their injuries, and the SUV driver was not hurt.

Nicholas Sajovic (MSCO)

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said 25-year-old Nicholas Sajovic was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of second-degree murder.

It’s unclear if Sajovic has a lawyer yet who can speak on his behalf.

DPS officials say investigators have not identified the motorcyclist who died in the crash.

Court documents show that Sajovic was under the influence of alcohol when he was taken into custody. He also been arrested back in August for a DUI.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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