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Police identify DUI suspect in deadly head-on crash in Scottsdale

Scottsdale police said the 2-vehicle crash happened near Cactus and Hayden Roads.

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — Authorities said impairment might be to blame for a deadly head-on collision that killed a woman in Scottsdale Friday night. Police said that she and her husband were taking a rideshare to a party.

Scottsdale police said the two-car crash happened near Hayden and Cactus roads.

Police said that a 58-year-old Scottsdale woman and her 60-year-old husband were in a rideshare car being driven by a 56-year-old man when their car was struck by another vehicle driving the wrong way down Hayden Road.

The woman was taken to the hospital where she later died from her injuries.

The other two occupants were taken to the hospital in serious condition, but are expected to survive their injuries.

The sole occupant of the other car, 48-year-old Joshua Grabek of Mesa, was transported to the hospital as a precaution, officers said. 

Police said Grabek was arrested on suspicion of DUI, and had been driving southbound in the northbound lanes at the time of the crash.

Grabek was released from the hospital Saturday afternoon and charged with Manslaughter, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated DUI – Driving the Wrong Way, and Endangerment, according to police.

The roadway was temporarily closed, but has since reopened.

This is a developing story. Stay with 12News for updates. 

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