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1 person dead in wrong way crash on SR 101 in north Phoenix

The two vehicles collided head on on SR 101 at I-17.

PHOENIX — A wrong way crash on SR 101 at Interstate-17 in north Phoenix has killed one person Saturday, authorities said. 

One vehicle was driving west in the eastbound lanes and collided head-on with another vehicle, the Department of Public Safety said.

Both of the vehicles were blocking the HOV and number one lanes, closing the SR 101 at I-17 and the 27th Avenue on ramp. The freeway has since been reopened.

Officials have not yet released the following information;

  • The identity of the person killed
  • The conditions of the others involved in the crash
  • If impairment was a factor
  • What led up to the crash

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The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) offers driving tips to help keep people safe on the road. 

"There’s always room for improvement when it comes to road safety," the department said on its website. 

ADOT's suggestions include: 

  • Don’t speed or drive aggressively 
  • Never drive while under the influence of substances 
  • Avoid distractions while driving 
  • Wear your seatbelt and make sure all passengers are doing the same 
  • When an emergency vehicle is on the side of the road, move over 
  • Stay extra aware in work zones 
  • Be prepared for weather conditions that make driving dangerous

Find more tips on the department's Driving Safety Homepage on ADOT's website here. 

"Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511, downloading the AZ 511 app and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT," the department said. 

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