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Deadly wreck shuts down EB Valencia east of Mission

Serious injury wreck shuts down Valencia
Posted at 12:23 PM, Feb 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-08 06:56:21-05

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.

Eastbound Valencia traffic was blocked east of Mission for several hours.