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I-17 temporarily closed after crash involving state trooper’s vehicle in Phoenix

Mar 22, 2024, 10:05 AM | Updated: 11:45 am

An Arizona Department of Transportation traffic camera photo shows a crash on Interstate 17 near Un...

A crash near Union Hills Road delayed traffic on Interstate 17 in Phoenix on Friday, March 22, 2024. (Arizona Department of Transportation Traffic Camera)

(Arizona Department of Transportation Traffic Camera)

PHOENIX — Northbound Interstate 17 was temporarily closed Friday morning after a crash involving a state trooper’s vehicle in north Phoenix, authorities said.

An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper was investigating a previous collision near Union Hills Drive when a vehicle ran into his patrol vehicle, according to DPS spokesman Bart Graves.

The trooper was taken to a hospital as a precaution, but he wasn’t injured, Graves said.

Two people in the other vehicle were hospitalized with injuries that aren’t considered life-threatening.

The freeway was closed around 9:45 a.m., backing up traffic for several miles, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Traffic started getting through again around 10:30 a.m.

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I-17 temporarily closed after crash involving state trooper’s vehicle in Phoenix