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Wrong-way crash closes I-17 NB near Carefree Hwy for several hours

Posted at 5:43 AM, Aug 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 20:10:02-04

Interstate 17 northbound was closed for several hours Tuesday morning near State Route 74 (Carefree Highway) after a wrong-way crash.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say the crash occurred around 5:20 a.m. Tuesday just north of Carefree Highway.

A passenger car was reportedly traveling southbound in the northbound lanes when it struck a semi-truck. The driver's sides of both vehicles made impact.

DPS says the driver of the passenger car, a woman in her twenties, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after being ejected from the vehicle.

The semi-truck driver was not hurt.

Impairment is believed to be a factor in the crash.

Check current traffic conditions here.