US The Latest: 3 killed in wrong-way crash on Phoenix freeway

21:45  14 april  2017
21:45  14 april  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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PHOENIX — The Latest on a fatal wrong - way freeway crash in Phoenix (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Arizona authorities say a man and two women were killed early Friday morning in a wrong - way wreck on a Phoenix freeway .

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a fatal wrong - way freeway crash in Phoenix (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Arizona authorities say a man and two women were killed early Friday morning in a wrong - way wreck on a Phoenix freeway .

This photo provided by the Arizona Department of Public Safety shows the mangled remains of cars involved in a fatal accident on the Northbound Interstate 17 in Phoenix, Ariz. on Friday, April 14, 2017. Northbound Interstate 17 is closed following the wrong-way crash that authorities say involved two vehicles and killed three people. (Arizona Department of Public Safety via AP) © The Associated Press This photo provided by the Arizona Department of Public Safety shows the mangled remains of cars involved in a fatal accident on the Northbound Interstate 17 in Phoenix, Ariz. on Friday, April 14, 2017. Northbound Interstate 17 is closed following the wrong-way crash that authorities say involved two vehicles and killed three people. (Arizona Department of Public Safety via AP)

PHOENIX — The Latest on a fatal wrong-way freeway crash in Phoenix (all times local):

10:05 a.m.

Arizona authorities say a man and two women were killed early Friday morning in a wrong-way wreck on a Phoenix freeway.

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PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a fatal wrong - way freeway crash in Phoenix (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Arizona authorities say a man and two women were killed early Friday morning in a wrong - way wreck on a Phoenix freeway .

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a fatal wrong - way freeway crash in Phoenix (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Arizona authorities say a man and two women were killed early Friday morning in a wrong - way wreck on a Phoenix freeway .

Spokesman Raul Garcia of the Arizona Department of Public Safety say the wrong-way driver was a 22-year-old man driving a car with Colorado license plates and the women were ages 19 and 20 and apparently sisters. They were in a car with North Carolina plates.

Garcia says identifies of those killed in the wreck on Interstate 17 shortly after 2 a.m. aren't immediately available. He says Arizona troopers are working with authorities in Colorado and North Carolina to notify relatives.

He says it's not immediately known whether the wrong-way driver was impaired and that a determination of that will come from toxicology tests conducted by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office.

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8:40 a.m.

Northbound Interstate 17 in northwest Phoenix has reopened after being closed about six hours because of a fatal wrong-way crash early Friday morning.

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PHOENIX — The Latest on a fatal wrong - way freeway crash in Phoenix (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Arizona authorities say a man and two women were killed early Friday morning in a wrong - way wreck on a Phoenix freeway .

PHOENIX - The Latest on a fatal wrong - way freeway crash in Phoenix (all times local):10:05 a.m.Arizona authorities say a man and two women were killed early.

Northbound I-17 was closed at Greenway Road because of the crash that the authorities say killed three people and involved two vehicles.

Southbound traffic on southbound was unaffected.

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5:55 a.m.

Northbound Interstate 17 is closed following a wrong-way crash that authorities say involved two vehicles and killed three people.

The state Department of Public Safety says those killed included the driver of the vehicle traveling southbound in northbound lanes of I-17 in northwest Phoenix early Friday morning.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says the closure of northbound I-17 at Greenway Road is expected to continue through the morning commute.

ADOT says northbound traffic is being routed onto the frontage road at Greenway and that drivers can get back onto I-17 at Bell Road.

Southbound I-17 is unaffected.

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