Man arrested in connection to Tucson fatal crash

2013-10-10T19:00:00Z 2013-10-11T18:16:06Z Man arrested in connection to Tucson fatal crashCarmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
October 10, 2013 7:00 pm  • 

A 20-year-old man was arrested in connection to a fatal crash early Saturday morning in which a Tucson man was killed, police said.

Malcolm Milliner is facing second-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault and endangerment, said Sgt. Maria Hawke, a Tucson Police Department spokeswoman.

Milliner was booked into the Pima County jail Thursday, Hawke said.

Francisco Yanez, 19, who was a passenger in a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe that Milliner was driving was killed after the vehicle crashed just before 4 a.m. on West Valencia Road and South Santa Clara Avenue, police said.

Milliner was driving westbound in the median lane on Valencia when he struck the median curb several times before losing control of the SUV. The vehicle rolled over the median into the eastbound lanes of traffic, police said.

Yanez was thrown from the SUV, which came to rest on top of him. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Milliner, and an 18-year-old passenger were taken to a hospital with serious injuries. Two other passengers, ages 17 and 19, were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

No one in the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt. Drugs, alcohol, or both were factors in the crash, police said.

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