Multiple people injured in wrong-way crash on I-17 north of Phoenix

Authorities say four people were injured when a wrong-way driver caused a head-on crash on Interstate 17 north of Phoenix.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the crash happened late Sunday night when a pickup truck that was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 17 near milepost 248 collided with another vehicle. This area is in between the Sunset Point area and Black Canyon City.

The wrong-way driver, whose identity hasn't yet been released, is suspected of driving while impaired. The person was transported to an area hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

Three people were inside the SUV that was hit by the pickup truck. One of the three had to be extricated from the SUV.

Northbound I-17 was closed overnight for several hours due to the crash, but it has been reopened.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.