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