PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS5) - A driver was able to jump clear of his motorhome as it careened off Interstate 17 and fell down a 300 foot cliff Friday.
The accident happened north of Black Canyon City around 2:30 p.m.
Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves said the wreckage caught fire and started a brush fire at the base of the cliff. The fire didn't spread far.
Graves said the driver was able to jump clear of the RV and was not injured during the incident.
Use caution due to slowing in the area of I-17 SB past Sunset Point Rest Area. A motor home went off the road & traveled about 300 ft down the canyon before bursting into flames. Fortunately, the driver & sole occupant jumped free & wasn’t injured. #TrafficAlert #AZtroopers pic.twitter.com/Q69Bj0rLfV— Dept. Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) August 9, 2019
The lanes of Interstate 17 are divided near the area.
The RV fell from the southbound lanes, near milepost 251 north of Black Canyon City. Graves said traffic was moving slowly along the southbound lanes while the incident was being cleared.