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.