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10-year-old dies in eastside rollover crash

Posted: 9:20 PM, Mar 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-16 05:12:48Z
Two car crash closes Eastside intersection
Two car crash closes Eastside intersection

One child is dead after a two car crash on the Eastside.

Tucson Police say it happened Wednesday just after 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Broadway and Harrison.

When Tucson Fire got there, they say there were two adults and one child involved in the crash. Community members had rolled the car from the passenger side to the top to help remove the child involved.

10-year-old Trelyn Thorns was taken to Banner UMC, with life-threatening injuries. She later died at the hospital.

Tucson Police detectives with the Traffic Investigation Unit continued the investigation. They say Trelyn and her mother were in a gray 2003 Honda CRV that was southbound on Harrison Road. They were in the lane closest to the curb coming up to a green light at East Broadway Boulevard. 

The driver of a gray 2012 Lexus has left the parking lot on the NE corner of Broadway Blvd. and Harrison Rd. and was westbound on Broadway in the lane closest to the curb. 

Police say the driver of the Lexus failed to stop at the red light and hit the Honda, causing the Honda to rollover. 

The 10-year-old was not wearing a seatbelt. The mother had minor injuries, and the driver of the Lexus was not injured. 

Detectives say the driver of the Lexus was not impaired when the crash happened. They are investigating to see if speed was a factor. 

No charges or citations have been issues at this time. 

Tucson Fire says it was a rollover accident.

The intersection was closed during the accident.