A woman died in a three-vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 17 that prompted the closure of the northbound lanes of the roadway near Cactus Road for about seven hours Monday morning.
Bart Graves, a spokesperson for the Arizona Department of Public Safety, said around 4:30 a.m. a Toyota Camry that was disabled in the center lane was struck by a Tesla.
A 49-year-old woman who was driving the Tesla got out of the car and then a Honda Pilot struck her and the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Three men who were in the Honda Pilot left on foot and were apprehended by troopers, Graves said. One of them was taken to the hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.
The woman who was driving the Toyota Camry was also injured and also was taken to the hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.
Graves said there may have been another vehicle involved in the collision that fled the scene.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact DPS at 602-223-2212 or submit a tip online at www.azdps.gov/tips.
The northbound lanes reopened around 11:30 a.m., according to the Department of Transportation.
OPEN: Interstate 17 northbound has reopened at Cactus Road in Phoenix. #phxtraffic
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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Northbound I-17 near Cactus Road reopens after 3-vehicle fatal crash