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Crash on Loop 101 kills 1, 2 others hospitalized

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One individual has died and 2 others had been transported to the hospital following the crash

PHOENIX — One individual has died, and two had been transported to the hospital after a multi-vehicle crash in north Phoenix Thursday night.

The Arizona DPS mentioned the crash occurred within the westbound lanes of Loop 101 at 67th Avenue. The westbound lanes are at the moment closed.

Officials mentioned the crash concerned 4 automobiles, a utility truck, a semi, and two different automobiles.

One individual needed to be extricated from a automobile, DPS mentioned. Two different folks concerned needed to be rushed to the hospital.

Traffic is at the moment being taken off Loop 101 at 59th Avenue.

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Deaths on Arizona roads

Data from the Arizona Department of Transportation reveals that roadway fatalities have been regularly rising in Arizona during the last decade:

  • 2011: 825 deaths  

  • 2012: 821 deaths 

  • 2013: 844 deaths 

  • 2014: 774 deaths 

  • 2015: 895 deaths 

  • 2016: 952 deaths 

  • 2017: 1,000 deaths 

  • 2018: 1,010 deaths 

  • 2019: 982 deaths 

  • 2020: 1,057 deaths 

ADOT gives driving ideas on its web site to assist maintain folks secure on the highway. 

“There’s always room for improvement when it comes to road safety,” the division mentioned on its web site. 

ADOT’s solutions embody: 

  • Don’t velocity or drive aggressively 

  • Never drive whereas below the affect of drugs 

  • Avoid distractions whereas driving 

  • Wear your seatbelt and ensure all passengers are doing the identical 

  • When an emergency automobile is on the aspect of the highway, transfer over 

  • Stay additional conscious in work zones 

  • Be ready for climate situations that make driving harmful 

Find more tips on the department’s Driving Safety Homepage on ADOT’s website here. 

“Real-time freeway situations can be found on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information website at (*2*), by calling 511, downloading the AZ 511 app and thru ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT,” the division mentioned. 

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