Update: Police ID woman killed in Thursday crash

2014-08-15T12:10:00Z 2014-08-15T12:11:16Z Update: Police ID woman killed in Thursday crashBy Kimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Tucson police have released the name of the 22-year-old woman killed Thursday morning in a car wreck on the south side.

Patricia Martinez was a passenger in a pickup truck that ran a red light and collided with a moving truck, Sgt. Pete Dugan, a spokesman for the Tucson Police Department, said. Martinez died at the scene.

The two drivers involved also were injured.

The collision occurred at about 9:15 a.m. near South Tucson Boulevard and East Drexel Road. It involved a moving truck and a 1980 Nissan pickup truck.

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 moving truck continued through the intersection crashing through a block wall on the northwest side of the street and stopping between two houses, Widmer said. Both houses suffered structural damage. No one inside the houses was injured.

The 33-year-old man driving of the Nissan was taken to a local hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The 32-year-old man driving the moving truck was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

“Traffic detectives are … investigating the possibility of impairment of the driver of pickup truck,” Widmer said Thursday.

The investigation is ongoing and no citations have been issued yet, Dugan said.

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