PHOENIX - It's happened again: another wrong-way crash on a valley freeway during the early morning hours. This time, the collision resulted in several injured people, including children.
The Department of Public Safety has confirmed that female driver of a black sedan was traveling eastbound on the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 on Friday near 19th Avenue when it crashed head-on into a U-Haul truck. There were two children in the back seat of her vehicle. A family of four was in the truck -- two adults and two kids, all were on the front bench seat.
"Our troopers are investigating two vehicles here with seven people involved. That's three adults, four children," said DPS' Raul Garcia. "At least two of those children are car seat age."
According to DPS, they have not ruled out impairment as a possible factor in the crash.
"This is a community issue. Director Frank Milstead has said our community needs to take the keys away from would be impaired drivers and if you can't do it, give us a call at 911 so we can help you take those keys away," added Garcia.
The extent of the injuries are not known at this time, but DPS says they are not life-threatening.
No names have been released in this case.