Deadly accident closes Carefree Highway west of Interstate 17

PEORIA, AZ - The Carefree Highway west of Interstate 17 was closed for several hours Friday after an accident in which one person died, according to the Department of Public Safety.

On Saturday, the victim was identified as 27-year-old Frank Tracy.

Air15 video showed at least two vehicles involved and multiple patients being treated at the scene.

The Phoenix Fire Department said seven people were treated on the scene and taken to Valley hospitals.

An official said four of those people were transported in serious condition. Two were air-lifted to local trauma centers.

The other three were taken to trauma centers by ground ambulance.

Fire officials said others involved in the crash were evaluated at the scene and requested no treatment or transport.

DPS said Tracy was the driver of a vehicle that traveled into the path of another vehicle. He died at the scene.




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