Driver of Toyota Camry died Friday from injuries she suffered from a collision with a driver in a BMW late last month.

A woman who was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries from a two-vehicle collision on Aug. 31, on Houghton Road near I-10, has died, according to the Tucson Police Department. 

Mary Elethorp, 74, the driver of a Toyota Camry, died Friday, as a result of the collision, police said.

Shortly before 9:10 a.m. witnesses said a beige Toyota Camry was northbound on South Houghton Road, north of East Andrada Road, when it drifted across the center lane into the southbound lanes, according to TPD.

The driver of a BMW X3 was southbound on Houghton north of Andrada Road  when the Toyota drifted into the BMW's lane. To avoid a collision the driver of the BMW swerved into the northbound lane, police said.

The Toyota then corrected and swerved back into the northbound lane where the two vehicles collided head-on, police said.

The driver of the BMW was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Both directions of travel on Houghton Road between Andrada Road and Dawn Road were shut down for several hours.

At the time authorities determined that neither driver was impaired. No citations were issued and no arrests have been made.

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Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.