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Police: Teen driver, second adult not wearing seatbelts during separate deadly crashes

Both happened Saturday afternoon, causing multiple road closures
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Posted at 3:12 PM, Nov 11, 2023

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Tucson Police Department has new information regarding Saturday afternoon's crash near South Campbell Avenue and East Irvington Road.

Public Information Officer Sergeant David Fritsch says a gray 2019 Kia Forte was heading north on Campbell Avenue and drove left of center into the southbound lanes. That's when it rammed into a brown 2014 Hyundai Tucson head on.

He tells KGUN 9 22-year-old Adrian Rene Lujan Terrazas was traveling in the Kia with a child passenger and woman driving. Both were taken to the Banner University Medical Center for treatment. Police pronounced the 22-year-old dead at the scene.

"Mr. Terrazas was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision and did not have a valid driver’s license. The child passenger of the Kia was not in a child restraint seat and appears to have been unrestrained at the time of the collision," Sgt. Fritsch explained. "Additionally, drugs were located inside of Mr. Terrazas’ vehicle; however, it is currently unknown if he had any drugs in his system at the time of the collision."

This investigation remains ongoing. No one was arrested either.


Update Sunday, Nov. 12 at 12:46 PM

Public Information Officer Sergeant Richard Gradillas from the Tucson Police Department is updating KGUN 9 with new information about one of Saturday's crashes.

Eventually, the roads were open after investigations finished.

A blue 1990 Chrysler Lebaron was involved in the crash near East Golf Links and South Kolb roads Saturday morning at about 10:30. Sgt. Gradillas says detectives identified the driver of the Chrysler as 19-year-old Antonio Salvatore Cimino.

"Excessive speed and failing to control the speed of his vehicle to avoid a collision are the main known contributing factors of the collision," Sgt. Gradillas shared in a statement. "Additionally, Mr. Cimino was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision."

Tucson police are continuing to look into this crash.


Original story Saturday, Nov. 11 at 3:12 PM

Road closures across Tucson this afternoon following multiple fatal accidents.

According to a public information officer with the Tucson Police Department (TPD), there was a deadly crash between two vehicles at the intersection of South Campbell Avenue and East Irvington Road around 12 p.m. Saturday.

The crash is under investigation and police tell KGUN 9 they are asking drivers to use an alternate routes and avoid the area.

Over on the Southeast side of town, the TPD reported a second deadly crash involving one vehicle.

This crash has left the area around East Golf Links and South Kolb roads closed while Tucson detectives are looking into it.

Details on both crashes are limited and both have ongoing investigations. Stay with KGUN 9 for the latest details.