One patient flown to hospital following I-17 crash
One patient has been flown to Flagstaff Medical Center following a crash involving a pickup truck and a semi hauler carrying a mixed load of hazardous materials Tuesday.
At 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, emergency responders from Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority were dispatched to a two-vehicle rear end accident on north bound I-17 at MP 302.
Upon arrival, emergency crews found a heavy duty pick-up occupied by a single occupant that had struck the rear end of a semi-trailer causing a blockage of the northbound lanes.
It was determined the semi-truck was carrying a mixed load of hazardous materials that had shifted during the accident, according to a Copper Canyon news release.
As extrication crews were working to free the victim, the news release stated units from Sedona Fire District and CC-FMA worked to secure the cargo of the semi-truck.
After a lengthy extrication from the heavily damaged vehicle, the patient was flown by Angel 3 to Flagstaff Medical Center for injuries sustained in the accident, according to the news release.