3 killed, 4 hurt in wrong-way collision on I-17

Southbound I-17 was reopened after being closed because of the May 16 fatal accident caused by a wrong-way driver. (Photo: Department of Public Safety)

Southbound I-17 was reopened after being closed because of the May 16 fatal accident caused by a wrong-way driver. (Photo: Department of Public Safety)

Arizona authorities say three people were killed and four others injured in an Interstate 17 collision between a wrong-way driver's car and a minivan carrying an extended family.

The state Department of Public Safety says the accident occurred Friday morning in the southbound lanes of I-17 about 30 miles north of Phoenix.

DPS spokesman Raul Garcia says three adults in the minivan were killed. The injured include the wrong-way driver plus two adults and a child in the minivan.

Garcia says DPS received 911 calls about the wrong-way driver and that officers were trying to intercept when the collision occurred.

Southbound I-17 reopened after being closed because of the accident.

An accident Monday on a Tempe freeway ramp killed a wrong-way driver and an off-duty Mesa police officer.