DPS: Man takes off from high-speed crash along I-17; tow truck driver tries to intervene

Posted at 4:27 AM, Aug 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-30 14:28:19-04

Officials are investigating after a driver took off from a high-speed crash overnight on a Valley freeway.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the incident began when a man driving on the I-17 around 100 mph rear-ended another vehicle near Bethany Home Road.

A tow truck driver saw the crash and went to check on the woman who was driving the vehicle that was hit. During that time, the driver of the suspect vehicle took off running.

The tow truck driver tried to chase him in his truck until DPS and Phoenix police found him. The suspect was pepper-sprayed by officers and reportedly taken to jail.

There is no word on the severity of the crash victim's injuries.

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