DPS: Driver ejected in Phoenix rollover crash that closed SB I-17

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A driver was ejected from his truck after it rolled over causing southbound Interstate 17 to be closed for several hours in Phoenix. (Source: ADOT) A driver was ejected from his truck after it rolled over causing southbound Interstate 17 to be closed for several hours in Phoenix. (Source: ADOT)
A pickup truck side-swiped another vehicle, lost control and rolled over on southbound I-17 at Northern Avenue around 3:15 a.m. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A pickup truck side-swiped another vehicle, lost control and rolled over on southbound I-17 at Northern Avenue around 3:15 a.m. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
DPS said during the rollover, the driver of the pickup truck was ejected. He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. (Source: ADOT) DPS said during the rollover, the driver of the pickup truck was ejected. He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. (Source: ADOT)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5/ADOT) -

A driver was ejected from his truck after it rolled over causing southbound Interstate 17 to be closed for several hours in Phoenix, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

A pickup truck side-swiped another vehicle, lost control and rolled over on southbound I-17 at Northern Avenue around 3:15 a.m.

DPS said during the rollover, the driver of the pickup truck was ejected. He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The other driver was treated on the scene.

Southbound I-17 was closed at Dunlap Avenue for the collision. Traffic had to renter on Northern Avenue.

DPS said troopers were finished up their investigation and cleaned up the scene. They had the highway reopened at 7:00 a.m.

The roadway suffered some damage from the rollover and the Arizona Department of Transportation had to assess the damage for safety.

ADOT said traffic was being detoured onto the frontage road and drivers dealt with long delays and were recommended to take alternate routes that included Loop 101 Agua Fria and State Route 51.

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