1 killed, 4 seriously injured in wrong-way crash on US 60 near Surprise

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The wrong-way driver, who officials said was in his mid-70s, died at the scene.
The wrong-way driver, who officials said was in his mid-70s, died at the scene.

A man died and four people, including three minors, were severely injured Saturday night after being involved in a wrong-way crash on eastbound U.S. 60 near Jomax Road.

Bart Graves, a spokesperson for the Arizona Department of Public Safety, said the crash happened just before midnight when a man driving an SUV westbound in the eastbound lanes of the highway collided head on with another SUV.

The wrong-way driver, who Graves said was in his mid-70s, died at the scene.

A man, who was driving, and three passengers under the age of 16 were in the second SUV and were taken to the hospital with severe injuries that were not life-threatening.

Graves said no one in the second vehicle was wearing seat belts.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: 1 dead, 4 injured in wrong-way crash on US 60 near Surprise