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One hospitalized during wrong-way crash on I-17 near Table Mesa Road Saturday

I-17 Table Mesa Road wrong-way crash
Posted at 6:12 AM, Jan 30, 2021

PHOENIX — One person is being treated at a hospital after wrong-way crash Saturday morning on Interstate 17 near New River.

Just before 4:00 a.m. the Department of Public Safety (DPS) started receiving reports of a driver traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of I-17 at milepost 259, near Bloody Basin Road.

Following the first report witnesses continued to call and update the DPS Dispatch Center regarding the wrong-way driver traveling south.

In the area of milepost 236, Table Mesa Road, the wrong-way vehicle and another vehicle attempting to avoid it, swerved and left the roadway, according to DPS.

At least one person was taken to a hospital for treatment. Their current condition is unknown. DPS said minor injuries were also reported.

The identity of the wrong-way driver hasn't been released.

Troopers are working to determine if impairment was a factor in the crash.