PD: Driver shot prior to causing wreck on I-17 in N. Phoenix

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by Jennifer Thomas

Video report by Ryan O'Donnell

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 25 at 6:34 AM

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PHOENIX – Officers from the Phoenix Police Department and the Department of Public Safety are investigating a shooting that led to a wreck on Interstate 17 Monday morning.

Authorities said a car was westbound on Dixileta Drive at approximately 9 a.m. At some point, the driver sustained a gunshot wound and the vehicle headed toward the northbound lanes of I-17.

The car then sideswiped a pickup truck. The car ended up off the roadway.

Police arrived and found the driver dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

No one else was in the car.

Investigators determined the gunshot wound was self-inflicted.

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