BC-AZ--Freeway Crash-Phoenix, 2nd Ld-Writethru
May 20, 2022 1:00 PM
PHOENIX (AP) — A fiery fatal crash involving two big rigs closed part of a Phoenix freeway during the Friday morning commute. The Arizona Department of Public Safety says at least one person was killed in the 4 a.m. crash on northbound Interstate 17 near Deer Valley Road. The freeway's northbound lanes were closed at State Route 101 but reopened at about noon. A brief statement released by the DPS did not provide additional information on the circumstances on the crash but news video showed burned wreckage on the freeway. AZFamily.com reported that the driver of one big rig was killed when that truck struck another big rig that was stalled on the freeway. The Arizona Department of Transportation says southbound lanes of I-17 weren’t affected.
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