PHOENIX — Phoenix police say two people are in critical condition after
their vehicle crashed on an interstate off-ramp.
Police said a driver and passenger had to be extricated from a Chevy pickup
truck after the 4 a.m. crash near 43rd Avenue and the I-10.
Sgt. Steve Martos said the truck was traveling on I-17 and then headed
westbound on I-10 at a high speed.
Martos said officers followed the vehicle for a time and then came in contact
with it again.
According to police, the truck slammed into the barricade while trying to
negotiate a left turn.
Police believe speed was a factor.
Martos said both occupants, believed to be in their late teens or early 20s,
suffered severe burns.
Police said the crash area was temporary closed.