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2 dead in separate crashes along I-17 in Phoenix

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Posted at 12:41 PM, Jul 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-10 15:41:45-04
PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say two people have died in separate crashes on different areas of a Phoenix freeway.
 
The Arizona Department of Public Safety says one accident involving multiple vehicles occurred on I-17 at McDowell Road just before 2 a.m. Sunday.
 
DPS officials say one person was pronounced dead at the scene and another was critically injured.
 
A second car wreck occurred just after 3 a.m. on an interchange connecting eastbound I-10 and southbound I-17.
 
DPS says one person died.
 
Investigators are trying to determine if impairment or speed played a factor in either incident.
 
The Arizona Department of Transportation says the I-10 ramp and I-17 at McDowell reopened shortly after 9 a.m.