DPS pursuit of stolen vehicle on Interstate 17 leads to rollover crash

- Authorities say a chase involving a stolen work truck from a Gilbert construction site has ended on a freeway about 90 miles north of Phoenix.

The truck reportedly was involved in a rollover crash around State Route 169, which closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 17 near Camp Verde on Tuesday afternoon.

Video from TV news helicopters showed the vehicle apparently missing a tire during the police chase that reached 100 mph at times.  Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Quentin Mehr says the driver led authorities on a chase from U.S. 60 to the Loop 101, then to Interstate 17 before the crash.

Mehr says multiple agencies including Gilbert police were involved in the pursuit.

Just after 3:30 p.m., I-17 was reopened at SR 169. Per ADOT, the right lane will remain closed due to the incident.

DPS officials says the driver of the stolen truck was killed in the crash. His name is not being released at this time.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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