BLACK CANYON CITY, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Authorities say four people were seriously injured in a wrong-way crash along Interstate 17 north of Phoenix.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the wrong-way crash happened along southbound I-17 at the Sunset Point Rest Area near Black Canyon City.
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DPS says four people have been hospitalized with serious injuries following the head-on crash. Three people were traveling in the victim vehicle and the driver of the wrong-way vehicle was the sole occupant.
WRONG WAY DRIVER CRASH: I-17 SB shutdown @ Sunset Point rest area. @DaisyMtnFire says 4 patients taken to hospital; 2 by ambulance (1/3)— Marcy Jones Fox 10 (@MarcyJonesFox10) August 15, 2017
2 others by helicopter. When arrived, both vehicles were fully engulfed in flames. Extent of injuries unclear at this time. DPS says (2/3)— Marcy Jones Fox 10 (@MarcyJonesFox10) August 15, 2017
DPS says they received an initial report of a wrong-way vehicle traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I-17 at 2:39 a.m.
Motorists removed the four injured people from their vehicles, which were both fully engulfed in flames.
Southbound I-17 was reopened at the Sunset Point Rest Area at 6:30 a.m.
REOPENED: I-17 southbound at Sunset Point Rest Area: Road has reopened after a crash. #aztraffic— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) August 15, 2017
Alternate routes for I-17 SB closure at Sunset Point Rest Area: SR 260 at Camp Verde to SR 87. SR 69 at Cordes Jct. to SR 89 and US 60. pic.twitter.com/cx8UMpm94h— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) August 15, 2017
CLOSURE: I-17 SB north of BC City: Road closed at MP 252 (Sunset Pt Rest Area) for a crash.Traffic directed to NB I-17. #aztraffic— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) August 15, 2017
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