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Man dies in single-vehicle crash near eastside

Posted at 8:12 AM, Oct 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-05 18:42:32-04

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.