Woman killed in fiery Tucson crash

2013-03-27T12:21:00Z 2013-03-27T21:34:17Z Woman killed in fiery Tucson crashCarmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A woman was killed Wednesday and another person was taken to a hospital following a fiery crash in midtown Tucson.

The two-vehicle collision occurred just before 11:30 a.m. on South Aviation Parkway, just west of East 22nd Street, said Capt. Barrett Baker, a Tucson Fire Department spokesman.

A silver Toyota Corolla that the woman was driving was "heavily involved in flames," when firefighters arrived, authorities said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, said Sgt. Maria Hawke, a Tucson Police Department spokeswoman.

She was the only one in the car, and her identity will be confirmed during an autopsy by the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office, Hawke said.

The driver of a black Mustang was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, said Hawke.

Traffic detectives found out that the Mustang was traveling west on East Aviation, and the Toyota was making a left turn on to 22nd Street, Hawke said.

The driver of the Toyota did not yield the right-of-way to the driver of the Mustang. Both cars collided and came to a stop just west of a traffic signal at the intersection, and the Toyota burst into flames, said Hawke.

A preliminary investigation indicates that drugs and alcohol were not factors in the crash, said Hawke.

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