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Fatal, fiery crash of semi-trucks closes I-17 in north Phoenix for hours

May 20, 2022, 5:16 AM | Updated: 11:52 am
(Twitter Photo/Arizona Department of Transportation)...
(Twitter Photo/Arizona Department of Transportation)
(Twitter Photo/Arizona Department of Transportation)

PHOENIX – One person was killed in a fiery crash that shut down northbound Interstate 17 in north Phoenix for hours Friday morning.

Two semi-trucks collided on the freeway near Deer Valley Road around 4 a.m., the Arizona Department of Public Safety said.

Both trucks were engulfed in flames and dark smoke in the middle lanes quickly.

Traffic resumed around 11:20 a.m., according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The wreck had also closed the ramps on Loop 101 Agua Fria Freeway that connect to I-17. The ramps were closed in both directions.

No other details were immediately made available.

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Fatal, fiery crash of semi-trucks closes I-17 in north Phoenix for hours