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One man dead after crashing into sign on Southside

Posted at 5:25 PM, Mar 05, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-05 19:55:54-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Tucson Police are investigating why a driver on the south side crashed into a sign.

66-year-old William Charles Carter was traveling near West Ajo Way and South Sixth Avenue early Tuesday morning when he lost control of the car and collided with a sign.

He died at the scene.

According to a TPD media release, Carter was not wearing a seat belt and had drugs in his system. It is not clear if the drugs or a medical condition contributed to the accident.

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