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Teen driver faces murder, DUI charges after fatal crash southwest of Tucson
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Teen driver faces murder, DUI charges after fatal crash southwest of Tucson

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A 17-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of murder, driving under the influence and other crimes after two people were killed and three others were injured in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday evening southwest of Tucson.

The crash occurred on a rural road near Arivaca, about 50 miles southwest of Tucson, the Pima County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.

The U.S. Border Patrol tried to pull over the driver, who drove off, then crashed. 

The teen was arrested on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault and single counts of criminal damage, unlawful flight from law enforcement and DUI, the department said.

No other information has been released. 

Contact reporter Stephanie Casanova at scasanova@tucson.com. On Twitter: @CasanovaReports

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