Tow truck rear-ends truck loaded with furniture on I-17, 2 hurt

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PHOENIX -- Two women are in the hospital after an early morning wreck that closed Interstate 17 for a time.

It happened just after 1 a.m. on the Black Canyon Freeway near Cactus Road.

According to police, the women were moving and had quite a bit of furniture on their truck. They apparently were driving a bit slower than normal on the freeway when a tow truck rear-ended them.

Furniture was scattered all over the roadway, prompting officers to shut it down. It was re-opened a couple of hours.

The nature of the women's injuries was not immediately available.