Several hurt in 5-car wreck on Loop 101 at McKellips

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SALT RIVER PIMA MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY -- Three people were hurt and traffic was reduced to a single lane after a five-car wreck on Loop 101 approaching McKellips Road.

Huge backup

It happened at about 8 a.m. Thursday.

Several people were taken to the hospital, but the extent of their injuries was not immediately known.

Video from NewsChopper 3 showed a huge backup, all the way to south of Loop 202.

A minor wreck in the southbound lanes in the same area was also causing some issues. The two cars stopped in the middle of the freeway and one of the drivers actually got out of his or her vehicle to talk to the other driver.

The Department of Public Safety wants to remind you that if you are involved a minor accident, pull off to the side of the road, stay in your vehicle and call DPS.