Skip to main contentSkip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.
Mother dies, 2-year-old survives crash, ejection on Mount Lemmon
alert top story

Mother dies, 2-year-old survives crash, ejection on Mount Lemmon

Tucson Police, code lights

A 42-year-old woman is dead and her 2-year-old daughter is in the hospital after being ejected from their car Sunday morning on the road down from Mount Lemmon.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department was called to the area around 9:45 a.m. where they learned that Laura Rodriguez was driving her Toyota Camry south down Catalina Highway when she crossed to the left side of the road. According to Pima County Sheriff’s officials, that’s when Rodriguez hit an embankment and drove off the side of the mountain.

Rodriguez and her child were ejected from the Camry. According to sheriff’s officials, no seat belts or child restraints were in use and Rodriguez was pronounced dead at the scene. The child suffered non life-threatening injuries. 

No cause for the crash was listed, and the investigation into the incident is ongoing. 

Edward Celaya is a breaking news and marijuana reporter. He has been on both beats since May 2021.

Subscribe to stay connected to Tucson. A subscription helps you access more of the local stories that keep you connected to the community.

Get local news delivered to your inbox!

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


News Alerts

Breaking News