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Part of Peoria freeway closed due to police situation, crash

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Posted at 8:33 AM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-22 11:33:17-04

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - A 2-mile (3.2-kilometer) stretch of a freeway was closed in a Phoenix suburb during the Friday morning commute as police responded to an incident that involved a reported altercation and a car crash that sent at least one person to a hospital.

The northbound Loop 101 freeway was closed in Peoria between Peoria Avenue and Thunderbird Road.

There was a large police presence in the area as paramedics treated at least one person on the freeway side of a drainage channel where a crashed car sat on the other side.

No additional information was immediately available.