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Man identified in deadly wreck at 29th & I-10

Intersection reopens after crash
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Posted at 5:54 AM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 21:03:15-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson police investigated a deadly wreck at 29th Street and Silverlake near Interstate 10 Wednesday.

Police say the crash involved two vehicles.

It happened at 4:45 a.m.

Emergency crews treated the drivers of both vehicles, on the scene.

One of the drivers died. Police are identifying him as 63-year-old Irenio Parra-Neriz.

Detectives said Parra-Neriz was driving along 29th street, when the driver of a Chevrolet Avalanche failed to stop for a red light, crashing into Parra-Neriz's Ford F-150.

They said Parra-Neriz was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the truck.

He died on scene.

The other driver was taken to the hospital, but is expected to survive.

So far, no one is facing charges in this crash.

The intersection and the northbound frontage road were closed for several hours but reopened by the 11 a.m. hour.

Motorists could use 22nd Street and Santa Cruz Lane as alternates.