Teens in stolen car involved in crash

2013-07-14T00:00:00Z 2013-07-16T12:50:48Z Teens in stolen car involved in crashKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 14, 2013 12:00 am  • 

A south-side intersection was shut down for about seven hours Saturday after two teens in a stolen car were involved in a four-vehicle crash.

A Tucson police officer was making a traffic stop at South Park Avenue and East Bantam Road about 6:30 a.m. when he saw a white Toyota Camry speed past him, said Sgt. Chris Wid-mer, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department.

"The officer left his traffic stop in an attempt to make contact with the vehicle," Widmer said. "As the officer arrived to the intersection of Park and Irvington, he came upon a four-vehicle collision with one of the vehicles being the Toyota Camry."

The Camry, which was reported stolen, was driven by a 16-year-old boy. A man, 18, was a passenger in the car, Widmer said. Both had minor injuries.

Two other men were hurt in the crash, one seriously and the other with non-life-threatening injuries.

"Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision," Widmer said.

The intersection of South Park Avenue and East Irvington Road was closed for about seven hours while detectives investigated the crash.

No further information about the cause of the crash or arrests was provided.

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