Wrong-Way Driver Dies after Crash on Loop 202 in Phoenix
PHOENIX, AZ (January 4, 2020) – One person was killed following a wrong-way crash early Saturday morning on Loop 202 in Phoenix.
Authorities received a call of a wrong-way driver just before 3 a.m. The vehicle was going north in the southbound lanes of the Loop 202 near Ray Road. That vehicle then crashed into a commercial vehicle near Elliot Road.
As a result, the wrong-way driver died at the scene. Authorities identified him as 31-year-old Josafath Rubio-Hernandez of Laveen.
No other injuries were reported.
Investigators have not ruled out impairment as a factor in the crash.
The southbound lanes of SR-202 near Elliot Road have reopened.
No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Josafath Hernandez.
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