An officer with the Department of Public Safety has been hurt in a crash, in the north Valley, Friday afternoon.
DPS spokesman Carrick Cook said the officer, who was patrolling on a motorcycle, collided with an SUV on the westbound Loop 101 Pima Freeway near Cave Creek Road.
The officer was taken to the hospital, but is expected to be OK.
The driver of the SUV was not hurt.
Traffic in the area is expected to be backed up through 6 p.m., as crews clear the scene.
Officers are investigating the cause of the crash.
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