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Three people injured in wrong-way collision


ANTHEM – A pickup truck driver heading south in the northbound lanes of I-17 near the Anthem Way exit struck another vehicle late Monday night. The wrong-way driver and the couple in the Subaru that was hit were all injured in the crash. The freeway was closed for about four hours due to the collision.

Reports say that the wrong-way driver got on the freeway at New River. He drove about three miles heading southbound on the northbound freeway before the collision.

The name of the wrong-way driver has not yet been released. The crash is under investigation, including whether the wrong-way driver could have been impaired.