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Woman, 3 children injured in wrong-way crash near Maricopa

Posted at 11:58 AM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 14:58:42-04

MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a woman and three children were injured after their SUV was hit by a wrong-way driver south of Phoenix.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a pickup truck was driving north in the southbound lanes of State Route 347 when it hit the SUV head-on near Maricopa on Wednesday night.

Authorities say everyone was able to get out before both vehicles were engulfed in flames.

The 32-year-old woman and three children, ages 9, 12 and 15, were taken to a hospital. The woman was later released.

Authorities say they are investigating the 26-year-old man, who was driving the truck, for impairment.