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Man dies after collision near Speedway & Kolb in early March

Traffic collision
Posted at 2:07 PM, Mar 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-30 01:23:13-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Tucson Police Department responded to a serious-injury collision involving multiple vehicles on March 9, 2022.

The collision occurred on East Speedway Boulevard near North Kolb Road around 12:30 p.m.

A driver in a blue 1994 Chevrolet Suburban was driving westbound on Speedway Boulevard over the speed limit when it collided into the back of a blue Scion TC.

The Suburban continued driving over the speed limit, colliding to a Dodge Durango and Toyota Camry.

Soon after driving off, the Suburban crashed into a large concrete pillar.

Officers discovered that the driver of the Suburban was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision and a DUI Officer determined that he was not impaired.

The driver of the Suburban was identified as 55-year-old Paul Jones Williams.

Williams was transported to Saint Joseph's Hospital by Tucson Fire Medics. He suffered serious life threatening injuries and remained in the hospital receiving treatment.

At the incident, Tucson Fire provided assistance to the passengers of three other vehicles.

On March 28, 2022, the Office of the Medical Examiner notified TPD that Williams died as a result of his injuries sustained during the collision.

Next of kin were notified.

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