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Fatal crash closes Interstate 17 in north Phoenix for hours

May 23, 2022, 5:42 AM | Updated: 12:57 pm
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PHOENIX – One person was killed and and two others were injured in a multivehicle crash that closed northbound Interstate 17 in Phoenix for hours Monday morning.

The freeway was shut down at Cactus Road, near where a Toyota Camry stalled and was hit from behind by a Tesla, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said in an email. At least three vehicles were involved in the 4:30 a.m. smashup.

The 49-year-old woman who was driving the Tesla got out of her car and both she and the vehicle were subsequently hit by a Honda Pilot, which was abandoned by the three men inside, authorities said.

The unidentified Tesla driver was pronounced dead at the scene, and the three men were later taken into custody by troopers.

The woman behind the wheel of the Toyota and one of the men in Honda were taken to hospital with injuries from the collision that weren’t life-threatening.

Lanes reopened shortly before 11:30 a.m., the Arizona Department of Transportation said.

No other information was made immediately available.

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Fatal crash closes Interstate 17 in north Phoenix for hours