PHOENIX - Drivers heading to the Valley on Interstate 17 from Flagstaff will find delays following two accidents, one of them involving a fatality.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a motorcyclist struck a wall southbound at milepost 250 near Bumble Bee, resulting in the death of the driver.
The accident has caused the roadway to be blocked.
A second accident, southbound at the Sunset Point rest area, involved three vehicles, DPS says.
At 3 p.m. the Arizona Department of Transportation said all lanes at Sunset Point had reopened but there is a traffic backup.
I-17 Southbound at Sunset Point - All lanes are open, but traffic backup begins at Cordes Junction.— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) August 17, 2014