Wrong-way crash on I-10 in Arizona leads to 2nd crash

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Posted: Jul 11, 2015 1:34 PM

QUARTZSITE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a fatal crash caused by a wrong-way driver on an Arizona interstate has triggered a deadly pileup.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says first crash happened around 7:30 p.m. Friday on I-10 near Quartzsite.

Investigators say, the wrong-way driver slammed head-on into another vehicle in the eastbound lanes and two other vehicles were hit.

They say a woman in the vehicle involved in the initial head-on crash was killed. The wrong-way driver was critically injured..

Eight others were hospitalized, but their conditions are unknown.

DPS says the second crash happened around 5:30 a.m. Saturday when a commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer failed to slow down for congestion related to the collision.

The truck rear-ended another commercial vehicle, leading to two other commercial trucks getting hit.

Authorities say the driver who failed to slow died.