Tucson Electric Power workers on the scene of a vehicle collision on Nogales Highway just north of Drexel Road in Tucson on Feb. 18, 2019. The vehicle apparently collided with a travel and a utility pole before colliding with a mobile building in a work yard on the east side of Nogales Highway.

Nogales Highway has reopened after a driver crashed into a power pole and trailer, seriously injuring one person, officials say.

At about 1 p.m. Monday afternoon, a driver lost control of their vehicle and hit a tree, power pole and business trailer, according to a tweet from Tucson Police spokesperson Sgt. Pete Dugan.

The road was closed for more than two hours while officials investigated. The person was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

Even though the road is now open, Dugan said Tucson Electric Power was still on the scene making repairs to power lines.

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Nearly 2,500 people were without power in the area.   

No additional information was available at this time.

Contact reporter Danyelle Khmara at dkhmara@tucson.com or 573-4223. On Twitter: @DanyelleKhmara


Danyelle joined the Star in 2018 and covers K-12 education. Previously, Danyelle wrote for the Tucson Weekly where she won several statewide awards including story of the year and first place investigative reporting.