Arizona Department of Public Safety vehicle involved in I-17 crash

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say the southbound lanes of Interstate 17 have opened up after being closed for hours due to a crash involving an Arizona Department of Public Safety vehicle.

State Department of Transportation officials announced the closure at about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Bethany Home Rd exit.

The crash consisted of four cars, including one of a State Trooper's that was transporting a prisoner.

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TV video footage taken from the scene showed a silver-colored vehicle with a DPS seal on the sides and numbers on the roof.

Authorities say only a few minor injuries are reported in the crash.

ADOT reported miles-long backups in both directions.

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