DPS: 2 seriously hurt in rollover crash near Anthem

ANTHEM, AZ - Authorities say two people were seriously injured in an accident that happened on Interstate 17 north of the Valley Friday morning.

Department of Public Safety Public Information Officer Raul Garcia said the two people were hurt when their SUV rolled over between Anthem and New River just after 6 a.m.

Garcia said it appears foam and metal debris were contributing factors in the collision.

Both occupants had to be extricated by fire department personnel.

Garcia said one patient was air-lifted by helicopter and the second patient was taken by ground ambulance to a North Phoenix hospital.

Northbound I-17 was shut down for about two hours. Garcia said there was about a one mile backup behind the crash.

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