Pima County Sheriff's deputies and Tucson police investigated a deadly wreck on the west side Wednesday around 11:45 a.m.
Police say two men were in a car that crashed into a piece of construction equipment at Valencia east of Mission.
The two men were taken to the hospital, the passenger died at the hospital and the driver has non-life-threatening injuries but is still in the hospital.
Deputies with PCSD got a 9-1-1 call saying two suspects left the Circle K at 2840 W. Los Reales Rd. in a maroon vehicle. A deputy saw a vehicle that matched the description on Valencia Rd. and tried to stop it. The car then fled from the deputy and PCSD began a pursuit.
The driver lost control of the car and crashed into several construction pylons before coming to a stop.
Police say neither the driver nor the passenger was wearing a seatbelt.
The investigation is ongoing, and no citations have been made at this time.
Traffic Alert 🚨: Eastbound Valencia Rd is shut down from Mission Rd. to Headley Rd. while detectives investigate a serious injury collision. pic.twitter.com/frKYsXQTBY
— Sergeant Pete Dugan (@SgtDugan) February 7, 2018
Eastbound Valencia traffic was blocked east of Mission for several hours.