Arizona I-17 named one of the most dangerous freeways in the nation

Arizona’s I-17 has been named one of the most dangerous highways in the US!

In a report by Teletrac Navman, based on the analysis of fatality data between 2011 and 2015, it was found that the popular Arizona highway had 123 deaths over the course of a five year period — the fourth most in the country.

The report went into extensive detail, noting that the month of March, the third day of every month and Saturdays were the most common times that fatalities from accidents occurred.

The I-17 is a 146 mile stretch of highway connecting Phoenix to Flagstaff, also known as the Black Canyon Freeway. Completed in the 1950s, the highway was the first freeway segment built in Arizona and is one of two interstates that does not go across state lines.

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Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic ALT section, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, and can now be heard 6-9am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff at 88.7 The Pulse.