May 25, 2013 5:50 PM by Associated Press

Fatal crash causes delays along I-17

BLACK CANYON CITY, Ariz. - A portion of Interstate 17 is closed due to a fatal collision, prompting Arizona transportation officials to warn holiday travelers of delays.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says Saturday's crash involved a driver traveling in the wrong direction on southbound I-17 north of Black Canyon City.

Television station KNXV reports two people were killed in the multi-vehicle crash.

Southbound drivers were being forced to exit at Sunset Point and travel northbound. The northbound lanes have been reopened, but officials say a heavy backup will take time to unwind.

Those traveling south can exit at State Route 69 in Cordes Junction.


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