One patient flown to hospital following I-17 crash

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. (Photo courtesy of CC-FMA)

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. (Photo courtesy of CC-FMA)

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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. (Photo courtesy of CC-FMA)

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.

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