PHOENIX (KSAZ) - ADOT officials say State Route 51 north has reopened, following a crash Thursday afternoon.
According to officials, all traffic left the freeway at Greenway during the crash. According to DPS officials, the one-car crash happened at around 1:49 p.m., when a red passenger car struck a light pole off to the right of the freeway. The car burst into flames after it hit the pole.
DPS officials say people were initially trapped in the car, but all were extricated. Serious injuries were reported.
CLOSED: SR 51 northbound is closed at Greenway due to an earlier crash and vehicle fire. There is no estimated reopening. pic.twitter.com/gdow1LBL7a— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) May 3, 2018
SR 51 NB near Bell: All but the left and HOV lanes are blocked due to a vehicle fire. pic.twitter.com/MfAyOkymE5— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) May 3, 2018