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PCSD: Crash near Ajo and Alvernon leads to assault arrest

Posted at 8:50 PM, May 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-25 05:31:24-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Pima County Sheriff's Department has made an arrest after a crash that lead to assault.

On Monday, deputies responded to the area of Alvernon and Ajo ways around 8:42 a.m. for a report of a crash involving a pedestrian, according to the department. During the investigation, deputies learned that the incident reported was not what had happened.

Two vehicles, a pick-up truck and a sedan had been involved in a crash on southbound Alvernon headed toward Ajo, PCSD says. The two drivers had become involved in a verbal argument, during which the driver of the sedan got out of the vehicle and was in the roadway, where he was then struck by the pick-up truck.

The driver of the sedan was taken to the hospital and has life-threatening injuries, according to the department.

The driver of the pick-up truck is identified as 19-year-old Alexander Navarro.

Navarro was arrested for aggravated assault.

He was booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Complex.