Rollover accident on 1-17 sends four to hospital

VERDE VALLEY - On Monday, July 11 at 12:16 p.m., Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority (CCFMA) was dispatched to a single vehicle rollover on Interstate 17 at approximately milepost 303, according to Steve Sarkesian of the CCFMA.

Sedona Fire District and Verde Valley Fire District also assisted. DPS Ranger Helicopter 42 was in the area training and was utilized for medical transport. Guardian Air's Angel 3 was also dispatched.

Sarkesian said the accident involved five victims: One refused transport to a medical facility, two were taken by ground ambulance and two were flown to trauma centers.

Traffic was slowed to one lane for approximately one hour. A tire blowout was believed to be the cause of the accident.

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