Four people, including three children, were hurt after a crash along Interstate 10 near 59th Avenue Wednesday and the scene brought traffic to a crawl toward the end of rush hour.
The crash happened on the off-ramp just before 7 p.m., and prompted Department of Public Safety officers to shut down the two right lanes of westbound I-10.
According to DPS, a white Jeep was stopped at the red light at the off-ramp when it was rear-ended by a black sedan which failed to stop. Two women and three children were inside that sedan.
The children and one woman were transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Jeep was able to walk away from the crash.
Arizona Department of Transportation officials said traffic along the I-10 was backed up for quite a while. Luckily, it didn't last long -- the road was back open a few hours later.
DPS is still investigating what caused the crash, but they believe it may have been a case of distracted driving.
No names have been released in this case.
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