A spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety says an impaired driver may have caused a five-vehicle crash on Oct. 17. The accident happened in Phoenix shortly after 2 a.m., and police allege that the driver accused of causing the wreck was driving in the wrong direction. Although the driver is suspected of DUI, the DPS spokesman said that the investigation might not be completed for weeks or even months.
The car accident happened while a 25-year-old woman was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10. After driving through the Deck Park Tunnel, the woman struck a vehicle in a head-on collision. Three other cars that were traveling eastbound then became involved in the wreck when they collided with the first two cars and debris from the initial crash.