- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - The funeral procession for a retired Phoenix Fire Department captain resulted in closures of sections of two Phoenix-area freeways and various ramps.

Eastbound Loop 101 was closed between 75th Avenue and Interstate 17 and southound I-17 was closed between Loop 101 and McDowell Road for Tuesday afternoon’s funeral procession for Crystal Rezzonico.

Fire Department officials say the 56-year-old Rezzonico died Feb. 17 from injuries she suffered in an August 2009 on-duty wreck. Her injuries included a cracked skull that led to multiple brain surgeries.

Rezzonico returned to duty about a year after the accident. She retired in December 2014 after a 23-year career.

The funeral procession began following a service at Christ’s Church of the Valley in Peoria and ended at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery in Phoenix.



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