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A 35-year-old man was killed in a Friday morning crash on Interstate 19 near El Toro Road, officials say.

At about 9:30 a.m. Feb. 22, Jose Ricardo Lopez Ramos of Nogales, Sonora, lost control of his 2002 Chrysler sedan due to icy conditions on the highway and was struck by a semi, according to Bart Graves, Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman.

Lopez Ramos, who was alone in the vehicle, was ejected from the car. He wasn't wearing a seat belt.

Lopez Ramos was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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The driver of the semi was uninjured.

There is no more information at this time.

Contact reporter Danyelle Khmara at 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.