There are multiple stories to cover in Tucson breaking news this morning. Graciela Alanis was killed in a two-car accident near the Pima County Fairgrounds, Clayton Matheson was killed in a single-vehicle rollover, Erik Dominic Guzman died after he was struck by a motorcycle, and Kevin Avila was hit by a tractor-trailer, according to reports.
A 23-year-old woman was killed in a head-on collision in southeast Tucson today. Her sedan crossed the center line and struck an SUV head-on. There were no other injuries, but impairment does not appear to be a factor. Investigators are unsure of the cause of the crash. The collision is still under investigation.
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The accident occurred in Tucson, Arizona. A Honda Accord turned into Olsen Avenue and hit the back of Matheson’s motorcycle, causing it to roll over and crash. The motorcyclist was wearing a motorcycle helmet at the time of the accident. Fortunately, he was wearing it when the crash occurred. Unfortunately, the accident left him with life-threatening injuries.
The crash left Highway 11 closed between Matheson and Cochrane. The South Porcupine detachment is investigating the crash. The crash occurred south of Municipal Road in the community of Iroquois Falls. It has been confirmed that one person was killed in the crash. Detours have been set up through Highway 101 and Municipal Road. Highway 655 is also closed between Timmins and Cochrane.
One person in the accident died and another person was critically injured in the incident. Clayton Matheson was 18 years old and a sophomore at Northern Arizona University. Her boyfriend, Steven Mendez, was the driver of the SUV that struck her vehicle. He died of his injuries. The other driver, an unknown individual, was also injured and transported to a hospital.
Two people were injured in the crash. A pickup truck and an SUV collided on the highway, causing a chain reaction. The truck’s driver, Frederick Sang, was 66 years old. Maria Del Carmen Rouco-Machin was the passenger. The two other victims were an adult female who was riding in the front seat. Despite the deadly crash, both drivers were conscious and in stable condition.
A motorcycle crash in the midtown area of Tucson has claimed the life of one man, Erik Dominic Guzman. The Tucson Fire Department and Police Department responded to the accident and rendered aid to the motorcyclist. Erik, 23, was riding a blue 2017 Yamaha YZFR1 when he was struck by a red 2021 Jeep Gladiator that failed to yield at a stop sign.
The police officer determined that the driver, Daniel Warren Foster, was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash. He faces DUI and manslaughter charges and is being held in Pima County Jail. To stay updated on Tucson news, subscribe to the Daily Headlines newsletter. You can also sign up for our daily newsletter to get the latest news in Tucson and other Arizona cities.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety has charged Kevin Avila with first-degree murder and several other crimes. Homeland Security agents are also investigating the crash to determine if human smuggling is a factor. Avila failed to stop when a trooper activated his lights on the westbound Interstate 10. He then crossed the median and struck a tractor-trailer head-on. The SUV that Avila was driving crashed into the trailer. The truck that Avila hit suffered severe damage and the box truck was destroyed in the crash.
After the collision, Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers pursued the suspect, who was later arrested. Avila is charged with three counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of endangerment and seven counts of aggravated assault. The driver of the semi-truck is also facing additional charges. The investigation is ongoing, as the case continues to unfold. At this time, it is unknown whether the suspects are related.
The three victims in the Pinal County crash are Mexican nationals. Three others are in critical condition. One of the victims was an 18-year-old man named Kevin Avila. The Arizona Department of Public Safety released the names of the victims. They were Alexis Miguel Fuentes De La Cruz, 22, Omar Ortiz-Ramirez, and Raul Carranza-Alonso, all of whom were Mexican nationals. Avila is currently facing charges in Pinal County on suspicion of homicide, endangerment, and aggravated assault. The SUV also had five passengers who were airlifted to hospitals.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating the crash and has charged Avila, 18, with homicide and aggravated assault. There are at least eight people in the SUV, including Avila. Two people died on the scene; another person died later in a hospital. Several others were injured, including the SUV’s passenger Kevin Avila. Two of the occupants of the SUV were killed, while the truck driver sustained minor injuries. The truck driver and box truck driver have not been charged.
A woman was killed when she was struck by a vehicle in midtown Tucson. The accident occurred on May 2 while she was crossing the road in a crosswalk at North Swan Road. The pickup driver hit her and she was taken to a hospital, but unfortunately, she died soon after arrival. The driver of the pickup truck was cooperative with authorities and did not appear to be impaired at the time of the crash.
The two crashes occurred as a result of a fatal auto-pedestrian collision on I-40 west in Tucson. The pedestrian has been identified as Barion Iban. The accident was caused by an errant pickup truck that was traveling eastbound on the road near Camino de la Tierra. The vehicle hit the pedestrian, who had no protection against the vehicles.
The truck reportedly had no seat belts, and the driver failed to yield to the pedestrian. The driver fled the scene after the collision, but the incident was reported to police. The truck driver was arrested on a felony charge of failing to remain at the scene of a fatal accident. The driver of the pickup truck, Alexander Newton, failed to stop and yield to Mr. Davis while making a turn.
The accident caused Gold Links Road to be closed between Ajo Way and Aviation Parkway for seven hours as police investigate the crash. The truck driver, who was 66-year-old Frederick Sang, crossed the center line of the road and collided head-on with a woman riding a bicycle on the northwest side of Tucson. Despite the severity of the accident, both victims were taken to the hospital for medical treatment.