An arrest has been made in connection with a multi-vehicle collision in midtown that ended with one man dead and one woman critically injured Saturday.
Officers and Tucson Fire Department responded to a report of a collision with serious injuries just after 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of East Pima Street and North Craycroft Road, according to a news release from Tucson Police.
Upon arrival, they found four vehicles involved: A 2015 Ford Fusion, a gold 2006 Hyundai, a 2011 Jeep Wrangler and a 1998 Honda Civic.
The male driver of the Hyundai and the female driver of the Honda Civic were transported to Banner University Medical Center.
The Hyundai driver succumbed to his injuries. He has been identified as 43-year-old Jonathan Breault.
The Honda Civic driver is listed in critical condition.
The driver of the Jeep Wrangler was not injured and the driver of the Ford Fusion, 26-year-old Nicholas Calhoun, who detectives believe caused the collision, sustained only minor injuries.
Detectives determined Calhoun had been traveling eastbound on Pima Street in the curb lane when he ran the red light at the Craycroft Road intersection, striking the 2006 Hyundai which was heading northbound.
The impact pushed the Hyundai into the Jeep Wrangler ahead of it, also heading northbound.
Calhoun’s Ford Fusion continued on and struck the Honda Civic, which was facing westbound in the median lane, stopped at the red light.
Calhoun left the scene on foot before officers arrived, according to the news release, and was detained inside a business at 5502 E. Pima St.
He was taken into custody on suspicion of second degree murder, aggravated assault with serious physical injury, endangerment, possession of a dangerous drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Detectives discovered that Calhoun had earlier flagged down an officer from his car at the intersection of North Alvernon Way and East Grant Road, to report that someone was following him.
The officer requested that Calhoun pull over, but Calhoun instead made a U-turn and headed south on Alvernon, exceeding the speed limit and driving in opposing lanes, according to the news release.
The collision occurred shortly after.
Detectives have determined that speed and impairments were factors in the collision. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be added at a later date, the release said.