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Man arrested following fatal collision near Bear Canyon and Tanque Verde

Posted at 9:24 PM, Feb 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-16 20:07:59-05

One man is dead after a fatal collision involving one vehicle near Tanque Verde Road and Bear Canyon Road Thursday night.

Tucson Police have since released more details on the incident.

According to Sgt. Pete Dugan with TPD, officers determined that a large box truck was involved in the incident. The truck was stolen from a local business earlier that day. 

Police have identified the driver as 58-year-old James Massey. Three other men were also in the truck.

Dugan says they were attempting to take the truck to Mt. Lemmon when they began having engine trouble and pulled over. As two of the men exited the truck, Massey began to drive away without them.

Both men attempted to climb back into the truck but fell off as it was making a U-turn. One of the men hit his head on the roadway and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Dugan says that Massey continued to drive away, but was stopped by a Pima County Sheriff Deputy a few blocks away.

Massey showed signs of impairment and a DUI investigation was conducted.

Massey was arrested and booked into Pima County Jail on auto theft charges. DUI charges are still pending.

The name of the man who died is being withheld.