Wrong-way crash kills 2; stalls traffic for hours - KCTV5

Wrong-way crash kills 2; stalls traffic for hours

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BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ (CBS5) -

Traffic backed up for miles on Interstate 17 outside of Black Canyon City on Saturday.

A wrong-way driver in the Southbound lanes collided with another vehicle. The Arizona Department of Public Safety told CBS 5 news that two people died at the scene.

The Arizona Department of Transportation closed the southbound freeway at Sunset Point (milepost 250) and advised drivers to look for alternate routes through the area.

ADOT advises drivers heading north from Phoenix to consider delaying travel or using State Route 87 through Payson or State Route 89 through Prescott. Southbound drivers should consider exiting at State Route 69 in Cordes Junction.

The highway is expected to remain closed through most of the afternoon.

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