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Police: Driver dies after Old Vail Road wreck

Old Vail-Houghton crash
Posted at 9:16 AM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 14:42:57-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Nola Rene Simonsen's name was spelled incorrectly in a previous version of this story.

Tucson police identified a driver who died after a Thursday morning crash.

Nola Rene Simonsen, 41, died after the 7:30 a.m. wreck near the 9200 block of East Old Vail Road. Simonsen was pronounced dead at the scene.

Simonsen drove a 2018 Ford Escape and got into a wreck with a semi-tractor trailer.

According to witnesses, Simonsen was driving eastbound on Old Vail Road when she hit a 2017 Peterbilt semi-truck and trailer, which was backing into a business at 9290 E. Old Vail Road.

The Escape was partially stuck under the trailer. The driver of the truck was not impaired. No citations or charges have been issued.