Sheriff's posse member in serious crash on I-17Posted: Updated:
ANTHEM - A sheriff's posse member was involved in a car crash on Interstate 17 near Anthem Way.
Sheriff's posse member in serious I-17 crash - A sheriff's posse member was injured after a minivan reportedly re-ended his patrol car.
Rescue crews received the call about the collision at about 3:30 p.m. on Monday.
A spokesperson from the Department of Public Safety says an MCSO patrol car was stationary and had possibly been rear-ended by a minivan. The posse member, Jimmy Van Allen, 71, was taken to the hospital in serious condition but with non-life threatening injuries. He has been with the sheriff's department for at least 17 years.
Van Allen was parked on the side of the road when he was rear-ended underneath the Daisy Mountain overpass.
Both cars involved in the wreck are in shambles.