Fatal crash closes southbound I-17 for much of Saturday

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- A fatal collision closed the southbound lanes of Interstate 17 at New River Road for much of Saturday afternoon.

According to DPS, crews were clearing a rollover accident in the median when a box truck lost control and struck five vehicles.

One woman died in the crash, while DPS said an elderly woman was also seriously injured.

Delays were expected into Saturday evening following the reopening of the southbound lanes.