The driver of the semi that rear ended 4 vehicles on the I-17 in Phoenix Wednesday morning, killing one man and injuring others, has been arrested for driving impaired.
The accident led to back-ups for miles and casuing congestion in both directions.
Police say Brian J. Knoll had been driving a tractor trailer with a load of concrete pavers when he rear-ended four vehicles stopped for freeway congestion on northbound I-17. The first vehicle burst into flames.
The semi then crashed into the concrete median, where the bulk of the pavers fell off the trailer and landed in southbound lanes.
A DPS officer pulled a driver, who was later identified as 22-year-old Paul Troupe, from his burning vehicle and began chest compressions on him, according to a DPS statement.
Troupe was pronounced dead at a hospital.Several people were taken to hospitals for injuries; one of them had life-threatening wounds, the statement said.
Can you say “SCAREY!!!!!”?
The biggest vehicle on the road, carrying concrete pavers and the driver is impaired??!!
On a Wednesday morning??!!
All drivers beware: This will cost the driver everything he has, including his liberty. This is the cost of driving impaired and causing such harm to innocent people.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.