1 person killed when truck plunges off I-17

1 person killed when truck plunges off I-17

1 person killed when truck plunges off I-17

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by Mike Gertzman

azfamily.com

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 4:38 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 5 at 6:46 PM

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BLACK CANYON CITY, Ariz -- One person was killed Thursday afternoon when a truck plunged off of southbound Interstate 17 north of the Valley, according to a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

The crash happened at milespost 251, near the Sunset Point Rest Area.

The right lane of the interstate was closed in that area while emergency crews responded to the scene. The DPS helicopter was also used in the response to this incident.

Officer Carrick Cook said a vehicle towing a trailer rolled off the side of the highway. DPS is confirming one fatality and is continuing to investigate.

There is no word at this time on any other injuries or what caused the crash.
 

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