Arrest made in wreck that killed woman

2014-08-16T18:02:00Z 2014-08-16T18:11:24Z Arrest made in wreck that killed womanKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
August 16, 2014 6:02 pm  • 

Tucson police have released the name of the man arrested in connection with a south-side crash that killed a 22-year-old woman.

Robert Harrington, 33, sustained injuries in the crash that occurred at about 9:15 a.m. Thursday near South Tucson Boulevard and East Drexel Road. He was released from the hospital later that day and was booked into the Pima County jail where he faces charges of second-degree murder, aggravated assault, felony criminal damage, possession of a narcotic drug and possession of narcotic paraphernalia, Sgt. Pete Dugan, a spokesman for the Tucson Police Department, said.

Patricia Martinez, 22, was a passenger in the 1980 Nissan pickup truck Harrington was driving when he ran a red light and collided with a moving truck, according to police. Martinez died at the scene.

The 32-year-old man driving the moving truck was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Investigators determined that the moving truck was southbound on Tucson Boulevard and entered the intersection on a green light, Sgt. Chris Widmer, a TPD spokesman said Thursday. The collision occurred when the Nissan, which was westbound on Drexel, ran a red light.

After the crash, the driver of the moving truck lost control and crashed through a block wall on the northwest side of the street, stopping between two houses, Widmer said. Both houses suffered structural damage. No one inside the houses was injured.

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