1 killed in wrong-way crash near Anthem

ANTHEM, AZ - Officials are investigating after a 34-year-oldman was killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 17 early Monday morning.

According to authorities, the incident happened around 3:00 a.m. on northbound Interstate 17 just south of Anthem Way.

Officials said the wrong-way driver, John F. Maxwell, of Anthem, got on the highway at New River Road. The vehicle was traveling southbound in northbound lanes when it hit a semi-truck carrying produce.

DPS officials said the wrong-way driver was killed in the crash.

As a result of the crash, the semi caught fire. The driver and the passenger of the truck both got out safely.


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