Incident Status: 
Active
Incident Date: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 – 2:45am
Department Report Number: 
2017-040745
Preliminary Information: 

Four people sustained serious injuries after a head-on collision along I-17 at milepost 249.6, near Sunset Point. Two patients were flown from the scene and two others were transported by ground to Phoenix area hospitals. Four total people were involved; three occupants were traveling within the victim vehicle and the driver/sole occupant of the wrong-way vehicle. They were all transported from the scene at approximately 3:30 a.m.

 

 

DPS received the initial report of a wrong-way vehicle at 2:39 a.m. The report described a vehicle traveling northbound within the southbound traffic lanes of I-17. As troopers responded to the scene, DPS received the report of the crash at 2:50 a.m. Motorists removed four people from both vehicles involved in the head-on crash. When troopers arrived, both vehicles were fully engulfed in flames.

 

 

The southbound traffic lanes have been closed most of the morning and will be restricted intermittently through 8:00 a.m. for collision scene management. The roadway was completely opened at 6:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

The suspect vehicle is a Pontiac sedan and the victim vehicle is a Toyota Rav4

 

 

Impairment has not been ruled out.

 

Incident Location: 
District: 
12 – Prescott
Image: 
Wrong Way Crash on I-17 Near Sunset Point
Wrong Way Crash on I-17 Near Sunset Point
Wrong Way Crash on I-17 Near Sunset Point
Wrong Way Crash on I-17 Near Sunset Point
Wrong Way Crash on I-17 Near Sunset Point
Wrong Way Crash on I-17 Near Sunset Point
Wrong Way Crash on I-17 Near Sunset Point
Wrong Way Crash on I-17 Near Sunset Point

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