Crash scene investigation

Oro Valley police investigators at the scene of a fatal three-vehicle crash in Oro Valley on Aug. 21, 2019.

Oro Valley police have identified the two people killed in a crash on Wednesday morning.

Richard Brown, 85, was pronounced dead at the scene. Marjory Brown, 85, was taken to the hospital, where she later died.

Shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oro Valley police responded to the area of West Tangerine Road at North La Cañada Drive for the crash.

The Browns were eastbound on Tangerine in a Toyota Rav 4, approaching La Cañada when a Ford Raptor driven by a 19-year-old man made a U-Turn, according to a news release from Oro Valley police.

The two cars crashed, pushing the Toyota Rav 4 into the path of an oncoming tow truck that was also eastbound, police said. 

The second crash caused the Rav 4 to hit a tree. 

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Two other people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said on Wednesday.

Impairment does not appear to be a factor in the crash, police said. The investigation is ongoing and no citations have been issued.

Contact reporter Gloria Knott at or 573-4235. On Twitter: @gloriaeknott

Metro Producer

Gloria is a Tucson native and attended the University of Arizona. She started at the Star as an apprentice in 2017. Following her apprenticeship, she began freelancing until becoming a full-time reporter and producer after her college graduation in 2018.