TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson Police Department is investigating a deadly single-vehicle crash that happened early morning Saturday near the eastside.
TPD officers and Tucson Fire Department were called to the area of South Kolb and East Irvington roads for reports abut a serious-injury crash around 2:45 a.m.
Upon arrival officials found a 1985 Chevrolet C10 Pickup Truck located in the center of the median, which had collided with a tree.
TFD assisted in rendering aid the driver later died on the scene.
Police identified the driver as 28-year-old Alan James Walker.
Detectives determined the driver was traveling southbound on Kolb Road and lost control of the vehicle south of Irvington Road where the road curves to the east.
TPD said "The driver hit the west curb and then overcorrected, causing the vehicle to head eastbound across all three lanes of traffic and into the raised center median."
The truck came to a stop after the passenger side collided with the tree in the median.
Witnesses reported to police that the driver had been speeding, driving with out headlights and swerving through the roadway.
Police said they do not know if the driver was impaired at the time of the crash, but they did find several empty alcohol containers at the scene and inside the vehicle.
🚨TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE— Sergeant Pete Dugan (@SgtDugan) October 5, 2019
Kolb Rd has reopened in both directions after the early morning collision near Irvington.
🚨🚧TRAFFIC ALERT🚧🚨— Sergeant Pete Dugan (@SgtDugan) October 5, 2019
KOLB RD will be shut down in both directions from IRVINGTON to VALENCIA for the next several hours while @Tucson_Police officers & detectives investigate a serious injury collision. Please use an alternate route. pic.twitter.com/kHsuDJgkWE