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Update: 82-year-old woman killed in Southside crash identified

Posted at 1:50 PM, Jun 05, 2024

UPDATE: 8:27 a.m. June 6

Tucson Police have identified the woman who died in a crash at West Valencia Road and South Twelfth Avenue as 82-year-old Ba Thi Parham.

According to a news release from TPD, Parham was the passenger in a Toyota Solara, heading west on Valencia Road, when it ran into the back of a dump truck.

Parham was taken to the hospital where she died from her injuries. The driver of the Solara, a 77-year-old man, was also taken to the hospital. TPD determined the man was not impaired at the time of the crash. He was issued a citation for failure to reduce/control speed to avoid a collision, the news release said.

The dump truck driver, a 33-year-old man, was not injured.


Tucson Police are investigating a fatal crash at West Valencia Road and South Twelfth Avenue.

TPD posted on X that there will be road closures in the area during the investigation.

Officers responded to calls of a crash between two vehicles at 11:30 a.m.

An adult female was transported to the hospital, where she died from her injuries, TPD said via email.

The post advises drivers to expect delays and seek an alternate route.