Tucson man killed; 2 others injured in I-10 crash

2013-09-15T11:16:00Z 2013-09-15T15:45:14Z Tucson man killed; 2 others injured in I-10 crashVeronica M. Cruz Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
September 15, 2013 11:16 am  • 

A 20-year-old Tucson man was killed and two others, including a 13-year-old boy, were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 Sunday morning. 

Rene Teasley was the passenger of a red 1989 Toyota truck that was traveling westbound in the left lane of I-10 near Ajo Way when it was struck by a 2005 silver Pontiac sedan around 8 a.m., Officer Raul Molina, an Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman said in a news release. 

The truck went to the left, partially into the dirt shoulder and the 48-year-old driver overcorrected, causing the truck to roll to the right and come to a stop in the right shoulder, the release said. 

The Pontiac went through the center median and came to a stop near the left, eastbound lane facing the opposite direction. 

Teasley was taken to University of Arizona Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. 

A 13-year-old boy who was in the camper shell of the truck and was thrown from the vehicle and the driver were also taken to UAMC.

The driver of the Pontiac, 32-year-old David Molina, was also taken to the hospital but he was not injured.

Molina was booked into the Pima County Jail on suspicion of of manslaughter and aggravated assault.  

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