Tucson man faces manslaughter in fatal crash

2014-04-29T18:30:00Z 2014-04-29T18:44:21Z Tucson man faces manslaughter in fatal crashCarmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star

A 60-year-old man is facing manslaughter in a crash that killed a woman who was a passenger in a car that was struck by a truck in midtown last month.

David Charles O'Bard was arrested Tuesday and was booked into the Pima County jail, said Sgt. Pete Dugan, a Tucson Police Department spokesman.

In addition to manslaughter, O'Bard is facing aggravated DUI, felony criminal damage and two counts of endangerment, Dugan said.

Dorothy Hill, 90, died of complications from her injuries in the March 13 crash that occurred shortly before 11:30 a.m. at East Speedway and North Catalina Avenue, east of North Columbus Boulevard, police said.

O'Bard was driving the 1983 Chevrolet truck north on Catalina and failed to yield from the stop sign at Speedway, causing the crash with a 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser that was traveling west on Speedway, police said.

O'Bard was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and his passenger — a 55-year-old man — suffered minor injuries and was not hospitalized, police said.

Hill and the driver of the Cruiser, a 72-year-old woman, were taken to a hospital, said police.

During the initial investigation, police said O'Bard showed signs of intoxication. A DUI investigation was completed, but O'Bard was not arrested that day because of his injuries, said police.

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