DPS: Man wanted in California killed in an Arizona car crash

February 15, 2018

This Wednesday, Feb, 14, 2018 photo, provided by The Arizona Department of Public Safety, shows the remains of a vehicle after a wrong way crash along Interstate 10 in western Arizona. Authorities say the driver of a vehicle used in an attempted homicide in Los Angeles was killed in the wrong-way collision. (The Arizona Department of Public Safety via AP)

QUARTZSITE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a driver killed in a wrong-way collision on Interstate 10 in western Arizona was wanted in California for attempted homicide on a family member.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the wreck occurred Wednesday afternoon after 47-year-old Corey Dixon of Los Angeles refused to stop his vehicle for a state trooper, crossed the median and collided with a big rig.

The wreck occurred 45 miles (72 kilometers) east of the Arizona-California line.

DPS officials say Dixon was wanted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly stabbing his 21-year-old daughter following a dispute earlier Wednesday.

Dixon appeared in court on a charge of violating a restraining order Tuesday, but fled the hearing when it was clear the judge was going to order him back to jail.

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