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Mesa PD: Driver arrested in Loop 202 wrong-way crash

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A wrong-way driver caused a crash on the Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway near McDowell Road on Tuesday night that left two drivers badly injured. (Source: CBS 5 News) A wrong-way driver caused a crash on the Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway near McDowell Road on Tuesday night that left two drivers badly injured. (Source: CBS 5 News)
Erin May Corona (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Erin May Corona (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
MESA, AZ (CBS5) -

A woman accused of driving the wrong way on a Valley freeway Tuesday night and crashing into another vehicle admitted to arresting officers she had been drinking prior to the collision, a police report stated.

Department of Public Safety officers received several calls just before 10 p.m. that a driver, later identified as Erin Corona, was heading the wrong way on the Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway near McDowell Road.

When officers got to the area, they found a two-car crash involving two people, Corona and an elderly woman, suffering from a fractured leg. She was treated and admitted to a local trauma center.

Police said they detected Corona exhibited numerous signs of impairment during field sobriety tests. She admitted she had consumed alcohol before the accident, according to court paperwork.

Corona was booked into jail on one count of endangerment, one count of criminal damage and one count of deadly aggravated assault. Bond was set at $50,000.

Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News as this story develops.

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