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I-19 southbound closed south of Tucson for multiple traffic incidents

Posted at 4:37 PM, Apr 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-20 19:45:19-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Green Valley Fire Department and RuralMetro Fire Department responded to multiple traffic incidents on southbound I-19 south of Sahuarita Road that resulted in southbound lanes being shut down.

According to the Department of Public Safety, this was a three vehicle collision involving a tractor-trailer and two SUV's.

A medical helicopter is responded to the scene.

One passenger was trapped in a vehicle at first, but law enforcement pulled the person out, taking the passenger to a nearby hospital.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area and use caution. There is no estimate on when the lanes will reopen.

The northbound lanes are not affected.

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