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A Tempe man has been identified as the wrong-way driver who was killed in a car crash on the Loop 101 freeway in Scottsdale early Friday. 

Rulon Beazer, 29, was headed north in the southbound lanes of the freeway about 12:15 a.m. when he struck a southbound vehicle south of Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said.

Authorities received the first call reporting the wrong-way driver just one minute before the crash occurred, DPS spokesman Quentin Mehr said.

Beazer died at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle, a man, was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, DPS said.

Southbound lanes were closed from Cactus Road to Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard overnight and reopened around 6:30 a.m.

Ten people have been killed in eight wrong-way collisions so far this year in Arizona. 


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