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2013-07-28T00:00:00Z 2013-07-29T08:21:34Z Law & Order BriefsKim Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 28, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Crash in midtown sends 2 to hospital

Two people, one of whom had life-threatening injuries, were taken to a hospital Saturday afternoon after a rollover-crash southeast of downtown.

The crash occurred at about 3:15 p.m. on East Aviation Parkway near East 22nd Street. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage.

One vehicle, a large SUV, rolled onto its roof, Capt. Chris Jurvig, a spokesman for the Tucson Fire Department, said in a news release.

Details of how the crash took place were not available.

One of three people in the vehicles had to be freed using the Jaws of Life device, Jurvig said.

Two people involved in the crash were taken to the hospital. A third was evaluated but did not want to go to the hospital.

Kimberly Matas

Texas man missing on Catalinas hike

A visitor from Texas who went hiking in the Santa Catalina Mountains Thursday morning remained missing Saturday night.

Scott Bertrand, 54, left for a hike early Thursday. At about 11 that morning, he contacted his wife via cellphone, said Deputy Jesus Bañuelos, spokesman for the Pima County Sheriff's Department. When he did not return by nightfall, his wife reported him missing.

The couple is unfamiliar with the area. The wife could not provide a specific location where her husband planned to hike. Searchers began looking at popular hiking trails for the car he was driving.

Search-and-rescue volunteers thought they had a lead Friday morning, when they received information from Bertrand's cellphone provider regarding his possible location based on GPS coordinates. They found his car at the Green Mountain trailhead, but did not find him, Bañuelos said. Since then they have been unable to track him via GPS.

Saturday the Green Mountain and Brush Corral trails were searched by 10 volunteers on foot, two search dogs and their handlers, four sheriff's deputies on ATVs and two helicopters, Bañuelos said.

Bertrand, who is a marathon runner, was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue shorts and tennis shoes, and carrying a yellow backpack. However, "it is unknown how prepared he was for an extended hike like this," Bañuelos said. "If he keeps moving, we could be constantly behind him and not be able to catch up ... ."

He is described as 6 feet tall and weighing 215 pounds, with gray hair and hazel eyes.

Kimberly Matas

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