Three separate car crashes snarled traffic in two spots along Interstate 19 in Green Valley on Wednesday morning.
It started shortly before 11 a.m. when a 2004 Chevy Malibu lost control and spun out into the median while heading northbound between the Canoa Ranch Road and Continental Road exits. A minor riding in the car was transported to Banner University Medical Center Main Campus with minor injuries, according to the Green Valley Fire District. The 35-year-old female driver of the car and all three passengers – who were minors – were wearing seat belts, the GVFD said.
The second crash occurred as vehicles were slowing because of the first when a 2007 Toyota Rav 4 rear-ended a 2013 Ford Edge. The 31-year-old driver of the Rav 4 was also transferred to Banner University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The 73-year-old driver of the Ford Edge and a minor traveling in the Rav 4 were uninjured; everyone was wearing a seat belt, according to the GVFD.
The two crashes closed the northbound left-hand lane until around 12:30 p.m.
Shortly before 11:30 a.m. a car heading southbound on I-19 near Esperanza Boulevard struck a guard rail. The 93-year-old male driver was wearing his seat belt and not injured, the GVFD said. The crash closed the southbound left-hand lane until around 12:15 p.m.