Single-vehicle crash in Tucson kills woman

2013-05-19T19:00:00Z 2013-05-20T15:01:59Z Single-vehicle crash in Tucson kills womanCarmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 19, 2013 7:00 pm  • 

A single-vehicle crash on the southeast-side Saturday killed a woman driving a Mazda truck.

The identity of the woman was not released, pending notification of relatives, said Deputy Jesus Bañuelos, a Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman.

Deputies were dispatched at 5:30 p.m. to the 4900 block of South Swan Road, near East Irvington Road where they found the truck on its side, and the driver thrown from the truck, Bañuelos said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Traffic investigators found out that the truck was traveling east on Irvington at a high rate of speed, and the driver failed to negotiate the curve in the road, Bañuelos said.

The truck left the road and struck a power pole, prior to the truck rolling on its side and the woman being thrown out of the truck, said Bañuelos.

Before the crash, a motorist reported to the state Department of Public Safety that the truck was headed west on Interstate 10. The motorist told DPS that the driver was driving recklessly.

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