The collision occurred when the teenage driver of a Volkswagen headed eastbound on the Loop 101 in the area of 67th Avenue lost control of his vehicle, crossed the center median and drove into oncoming traffic. The Volkswagen collided with a black SUV being driven by a man in his 60s. The Volkswagen’s spare tire then flew off and hit a silver Volvo that was moving eastbound.
DPS handled the traffic crash investigation.
The three people injured in the accident were all hospitalized. The exact nature of their injuries has not been reported.
The Phoenix accident shut down the expressway for several hours.