On January 10, 2016, at 1:01 a.m. the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s (ADPS) Dispatch center received a report of a vehicle traveling northbound within the southbound lanes of SR 303 in the area of Waddell Road. At 1:03 a.m. The Dispatch center received a report that the wrong-way vehicle collided head-on with another vehicle.
During the initial portion of the investigation troopers and State detectives determined the head-on collision occurred within the far left lane.
The wrong-way vehicle is a maroon sport utility vehicle (SUV) and the victim vehicle is a white pick-up truck.
The two drivers succumbed to their injuries at the scene and there were no other passengers on board in either vehicle. The two drivers are male.
The Department’s Vehicular Crimes Unit (VCU) detectives are conducting the investigation. DUI has not been ruled out on either driver.
Traffic is being routed off at Bell Road and back onto SR 303 at Greenway Road.
“This is another tragic incident resulting in the loss of life,” said DPS Captain Daniel Golden.