Wreck involving motorcycle on I-17 causing traffic back-up

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Department of Public Safety Officers are on the scene of a serious injury motorcycle collision involving one motorcycle and one person northbound on I-17 at milepost 233.

A medical helicopter has landed to transport the rider to a local hospital. Once the helicopter takes off officers will be opening one lane of travel. Traffic is backed up in this area at this time.

DPS Officers will be on scene throughout the evening investigating the collision and the cause.

Traffic may be restricted while the collision investigation takes place.

DPS asks motorists for patience and caution if traveling through the area tonight.