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1 person dead after a semi-truck wreck in north Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ)

One person was killed following a fiery crash in north Phoenix.

As per the initial information, the fatal semi-truck wreck took place on northbound I-17 shortly after 4 a.m. The early reports showed that the three Shamrock semi-trucks were going along Interstate 17. At some point of time, the first semi, a double trailer, had a power failure. The driver of that semi failed to pull over and stopped in the middle of the highway.

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The second semi then stopped to help the first driver. They attempted to flag down traffic. The driver of the third Shamrock truck saw it, but it was too late. He attempted to drift out of the way, but ended up hitting the rear of the tractor. The driver of the third Shamrock truck suffered major injuries and was declared dead at the scene by the officials. The identity of the deceased will be revealed once the next of kin is notified.

Northbound I-17 was shut down after Deer Valley Road. The eastbound and westbound Loop 101 to northbound I-17 on-ramps was also blocked as crews worked at the scene. Authorities have not provided any estimated time for reopening of the highway. No other details are immediately available.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

May 20, 2022

Source: Fox 10 Phoenix

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