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Two drivers and a young child were injured in a vehicle crash Friday afternoon on Tucson's south side, police say.

One of the drivers suffered life-threatening injuries and the other was seriously injured in the crash at East Silverlake Road and South Kino Parkway.

The child was taken to a hospital in serious but non-life threatening condition, according to Sgt. Pete Dugan, a Tucson police spokesman.

Detectives are investigating whether impairments were a factor in the crash.

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Motorists should avoid the area.

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Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.