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I-17 southbound lanes reopened after fatal wrong-way crash

Oct 7, 2023, 7:50 AM | Updated: 8:02 am

(Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police Department)...

(Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police Department)

(Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police Department)

PHOENIX — Police are investigating a fatal accident that resulted in the closing of the Interstate 17 southbound lanes for a few hours early Saturday in Phoenix.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) said the crash involved a wrong-way vehicle.

According to DPS, the wrong-way driver was traveling north in the southbound lanes from milepost 218 before colliding with another vehicle near milepost 222 around 4 a.m.

One person was killed and two others were injured in the collision.

The southbound lanes of I-17 were closed in the area of Dove Valley until approximately 8 a.m.

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I-17 southbound lanes reopened after fatal wrong-way crash