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Man killed in crash on Tucson's NW side after refusing to stop for deputy
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Man killed in crash on Tucson's NW side after refusing to stop for deputy

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A man who fled during a late-night traffic stop by a deputy was killed Tuesday after crashing into a guardrail on Tucson's northwest side, officials say.

A Pima County Sheriff's deputy tried to stop the vehicle for running a red light about 9:45 p.m. near North La Cañada Drive and West River Road, but Brian Hieb, 52, refused to stop, a department news release said.

He then sideswiped another vehicle and crashed into a guardrail on the east side of La Cañada and West Emerine Drive.

Hieb, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was killed in the crash. No other injuries were reported.

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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.

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