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Wrong-way crash on I-17 leads to serious crash, closure

DPS says it is investigating impairment as a factor in the crash.
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PHOENIX — According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, a 45-year-old man in a Suzuki hatchback was driving the wrong-way, going north on I-17 southbound.

That's when the driver collided with a Ford pickup truck carrying two people. The man driving the wrong-way suffered serious injuries and was rushed to the hospital. He was the only person in that vehicle.

The two people in the pickup truck suffered non-life threatening injuries and were transported to a hospital. 

DPS says it is investigating impairment as a factor in the crash. 

All southbound traffic is exiting I-17 at Thomas Road during the investigation. The highway reopened around midnight.

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