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I-17 crash leaves two people dead, one injured

7/28/2015

PHOENIX – A horrific accident on Monday, July 27 on the southbound I-17 near Dixileta took the lives of two people. Another person was injured in the crash.

Reports state that a van with three people inside hit a semi pulled over on the side of the freeway. The two passengers in the van were killed. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the van driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The semi driver was not injured.

Long traffic delays were caused by the crash, which occurred at about 6 a.m. on July 27. Throughout the morning commute, only the far left lane of the I-17 was open in that area. By 2 p.m. that afternoon, traffic lanes were reopened.

The cause of the crash is not yet known.