PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Northbound Interstate 17 lanes have reopened following a closure at Thomas Road on Wednesday afternoon that was due to a crash.
According to Arizona Department of Safety officials, it appears a motorcycle rider struck a semi truck, and went under the vehicle, where he became trapped. Bystanders reportedly tried to help first responders to get the victim out from under the truck.
Arizona Department of Transportation officials stated the northbound lanes reopened just before 5:00 p.m.
UPDATE: All lanes are now open on Interstate 17 northbound at Thomas Road in Phoenix. There are extremely long delays due to residual traffic. Motorists should consider taking an alternate route including State Route 51. https://t.co/rIALHziFHi— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) April 26, 2018