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PCSD: Driver flees traffic stop leading to single-vehicle crash

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Posted at 9:20 AM, Dec 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-08 11:33:13-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Pima County Sheriff's deputies were in pursuit of a vehicle after the driver failed to stop early morning Sunday.

PCSD said around 12:40 a.m. deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on Interstate 19 at Valencia Road.

Deputies said the vehicle did not stop and fled southbound on I-19 and exited at San Xavier Road, where deputies lost the vehicle.

Deputies later discovered the same vehicle was involved in a single-vehicle crash west of the interstate, according to PCSD.

PCSD said the driver was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The Tohono O’odham Police Department has taken over the investigation, according to PCSD.

Drivers traveling in the area may expect some delays.