Tucson police ID woman killed in midtown wreck
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Tucson police ID woman killed in midtown wreck

Tucson Police Department investigators examine a single vehicle on East Pima Street near North Van Buren Avenue on Aug. 20, 2018. A woman was killed and another person was injured, police said. Traffic is expected to be tied up between North Craycroft and Van Buren for several hours as the investigation continues. 

A 34-year-old woman was killed early Monday morning when the driver of a black Chevrolet Corvette lost control of the speeding car, striking several objects before the car rolled, police say.

Tucson Police Department investigator walks through a debris field that includes a fire hydrant along East Pima Street near North Van Buren Avenue on Aug. 20, 2018. A woman was reported killed and another person was injured, police said. Traffic is expected to be tied up between North Craycroft and Van Buren for several hours as the investigation continues. 

Alexandra Belbey was pronounced dead in the one-vehicle crash on East Pima Street, near North Jefferson Avenue, said Sgt. Pete Dugan, a Tucson police spokesman.

The owner of the Corvette was hospitalized with serious injuries, police said. His name was not released by police. Police did not specify who was driving the Corvette at the time of the crash.

Both Belbey and the man were thrown from the car in the crash that happened just before 2 a.m. and were found in the street by Tucson Fire paramedics.

The Corvette was speeding east on Pima when the driver lost control passing through the intersection of North Craycroft Road, traffic detectives found out through witnesses and evidence.

The car drove over the south curb, causing the passenger side of the vehicle to crash into several trees and part of a block wall, said Dugan.

The car continued east and as it reached Jefferson it struck a light pole and a fire hydrant, causing it to roll, Dugan said.

It appears neither the injured man nor Belbey was wearing a seat belt, police said.

Wreckage from and early-morning wreck Monday is scattered across East Pima Street.

There are no indications that any other vehicles were involved; however, speed and impairment appear to be factors in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing, Dugan said.

Contact reporter Carmen Duarte at cduarte@tucson.com or 573-4104. On Twitter: @cduartestar

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