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A man has died after being ejected from a vehicle in a rollover crash on Tucson's north side Thursday afternoon, police say.

The man, who was traveling with a passenger, was allegedly speeding southbound in the 3000 block of North Fontana Avenue when he lost control and crashed, said Sgt. Pete Dugan, a Tucson Polie Department spokesman. 

The two men, both in their 20s, were taken to a hospital where the driver was pronounced dead. The passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Dugan said.

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Shortly before 3 p.m., traffic detectives shut down Fontana near Blacklidge Drive due to the crash.

No further information has been released.

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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.