DPS pursues stolen work truck on I-17 until it crashes near Camp Verde

A crime scene is set up on I-17 just south of Camp Verde. One lane is now open going north. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

A crime scene is set up on I-17 just south of Camp Verde. One lane is now open going north. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

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Interstate 17 at the 169 exit near Camp Verde. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

CAMP VERDE – Department of Public Safety troopers, as well as officers from other agencies, on Tuesday, afternoon, Jan. 24, pursued a work truck reported stolen from a Gilbert construction site as the driver took it north on Interstate 17, where it finally crashed near milepost 285.

Gilbert Police spokesman Darrell Krueger said a man took the truck and would not stop. He was reportedly driving at 85 miles an hour in the falling snow on I-17.

The Arizona Department of Transportation closed I-17 northbound at milepost 278, which is the Highway 169 interchange.

It’s not clear what condition the man was in after the crash.

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