- Associated Press - Sunday, October 23, 2016

BLACK CANYON CITY, Ariz. (AP) - The Latest on a crash involving multiple vehicles on I-17 in Black Canyon City (all times local):

3:09 p.m.

Authorities say four people were injured after a commercial truck hauling cattle crashed into multiple cars on a freeway north of Phoenix.

Arizona Department of Public Safety Raul Garcia says all four sustained moderate to serious injuries and were airlifted to hospitals Sunday.

He said troopers at the scene were still trying to determine if there were others hurt.

According to Garcia, the crash on I-17 in Black Canyon City was reported just after 1:20 p.m.

It appears a truck pulling a trailer with cattle either failed to either stop or slow down and struck approximately 23 vehicles.

Garcia says several cars suffered rear or front-end damage as they were pushed off the highway.

The cattle in the trailer were uninjured.

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2:42 p.m.

Authorities say a tractor trailer has crashed, causing a massive chain reaction on a major freeway north of Phoenix.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says an accident involving a commercial cattle hauler and as many as 20 vehicles occurred Sunday afternoon on I-17 in Black Canyon City.

There were no immediate reports on the number or nature of injuries.

Phoenix firefighters say they are dispatching engines and ambulances per a request from local officials.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says the accident has led to the closure of all southbound lanes on I-17.

Motorists should expect delays.

They are being advised to take alternative routes to get to I-17 such as SR 260 eastbound to SR 87 southbound.

Black Canyon City is about 55 miles north of downtown Phoenix.


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