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Police: 1 dead in crash at Prince, Romero roads

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Posted at 2:50 PM, May 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-10 20:06:17-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Tucson Police are investigating a deadly crash that happened at Prince and Romero roads Sunday.

Officers responded to the intersection of W. Prince Rd. and N. Romero Rd. around 1 p.m. for a report of a crash involving two passenger vehicles, a black 1998 Jeep Cherokee and a white 2008 Ford F150, according to TPD. Upon arrival, Tucson Fire medics were on scene rendering aid the the occupants of both vehicles.

A passenger of the Ford was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. The passenger was identified as 24-year-old Dennis Edward Agnew. Next of kin was notified.

The other occupants of the vehicle's, including the driver's and passengers were taken to Banner University Medical Center, all with different injuries, according to TPD.

Detectives responded to the scene to continue the investigation, where it was learned that the Ford was making a left turn from southbound Romero onto eastbound Prince, when the Jeep that was traveling northbound through the intersection hit the Ford, according to TPD.

According to interviews, the Ford attempted the left turn on a passive green light and the Jeep Cherokee was traveling at a higher-rate of speed than speed limit. Police say the Ford failing to yield for the light and the Jeep traveling at a high-rate of speed are contributing factors in the crash.

Police say the drivers of the Ford and Jeep were not impaired at the time of the crash.

No further details were immediately released.

No citations or charges have been issued.

The investigation is still ongoing.