DPS: Trooper injured in wrong-way driver crash near Flagstaff

A wrong-way driver collided with an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper near Flagstaff Saturday, officials said. 

Flagstaff dispatch received multiple reports of a red Nissan Rogue driving recklessly on Milton Road in Flagstaff shortly after 3:30 p.m., according to DPS. The driver of the vehicle allegedly was driving on the sidewalk, nearly hitting other cars.

A trooper found the SUV on Interstate 40 near the city and tried to contact the driver, officials said. The driver then fled, driving east in the westbound lanes of the highway.

A sergeant who was in the area was involved in a collision with the wrong-way driver shortly after, DPS said.

The sergeant, the female driver and her underage passenger all were transported to Flagstaff Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. 

DPS said impairment has not been ruled out, and the investigation is ongoing.

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