Wrong-way drivers are reported on a nearly daily basis throughout Arizona, but most of them get off the road before ever driving into another vehicle, public safety officials said. Yet in the past six days in the Phoenix area, seven people including an off-duty police officer have died after their vehicles were hit by a motorist going the wrong direction on an interstate highway. The latest occurred early Sunday when a pickup truck and a passenger vehicle collided. Two people were killed, and two others were seriously injured, authorities said.
In the latest crash, a pickup truck and a passenger vehicle collided in the eastbound lanes of Loop 202 San Tan Freeway in Gilbert shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday, Garcia said.