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Tucson man arrested in deadly February car crash

Tucson man arrested in deadly February car crash

Shaun Geoffrey Garcia, 34, was arrested in connection with a fatal car crash in February.

A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal February car crash on Tucson south side, officials say.

A felony arrest warrant was issued in August for Shaun Geoffrey Garcia, 34, on suspicion of negligent homicide, manslaughter, and aggravated DUI, a Tucson Police Department news release said.

On Wednesday, U.S. Marshals found and arrested Garcia. He was booked into the Pima County jail.

In the Feb. 7 crash, police assisted the Pima County Sheriff's Department after learning that two men were in a car had crashed into construction equipment, police said.

A deputy tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver sped off, eventually lost control and crashed near South Mission Road.  

Both men were taken to a hospital with serious injuries. The passenger, 31-year-old Jered James Naill, later died.

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

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