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The Latest: Police: Police ID wrong-way crash driver

July 22, 2017

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal wrong-way freeway crash in Scottsdale (all times local):

6:26 p.m.

The Department of Public Safety has identified a wrong-way driver killed in a Friday morning crash as 29-year-old Rulon Beazer.

The driver of the other vehicle was injured but survived.

The crash happened on southbound SR 101 at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard.

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6:40 a.m.

A Phoenix-area freeway has reopened after being partially closed at the beginning of the Friday morning commute due to a fatal wrong-way crash.

The early morning crash on southbound State Route 101 in Scottsdale left two passenger vehicles severely damaged, killed the wrong-way driver and injured the other driver.

The closure of southbound SR 101 was at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard.

Northbound lanes remained open.

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6:25 a.m.

Authorities say a wrong-way driver was killed in an early morning crash that left a Phoenix-area freeway partially closed at the beginning of the Friday morning commute.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the wrong-way driver was going northbound in southbound lanes of State Route 101 in Scottsdale before there was a collision with another vehicle.

The other driver is injured. No details are immediately available on the extent of that driver’s injuries.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says there’s no estimate when southbound SR 101 will reopen at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard.

Northbound lanes remain open.

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6:15 a.m.

A Phoenix-area freeway is partially closed following a wrong-way crash that killed one driver and injured another.

The crash early Friday morning on southbound State Route 101 in Scottsdale left two passenger vehicles severely damaged.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says there’s no estimate when southbound SR 101 will reopen at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard.

Northbound lanes remain open.

Additional information is not immediately available.