Man in custody after fatal 4-vehicle crash

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - One person is dead and two are injured after a four-vehicle collision at Pima and Craycroft Saturday afternoon.

Tucson police have identified the man who was killed as 43-year-old Jonathan Breault.

When police arrived on the scene, Breault and another woman were transported to Banner University Medical Center with life threatening injuries. The woman is currently listed in critical condition.

Officials say Nicholas Calhoun caused the crash after he flagged down police and later reported he was being followed and began driving dangerously, exceeding the speed limit and driving in opposing lanes.

He was driving in the curb lane on Pima St. and ran a red light at N. Craycroft Rd causing a four-vehicle collision. 

After Calhoun caused the wreck, he fled the scene and was possibly located inside a business at 5502 E. Pima St. 

Calhoun sustained minor injuries from the crash. 

Detectives say speed and impairments were factors in the collision and a DUI investigation was conducted on Calhoun. 

Calhoun is booked and charged with the following:

• 2nd Degree Murder – Class 2 felony
• Aggravated Assault with Serious Physical Injury – Class 3 felony
• Endangerment – Class 6 felony
• Possession of a Dangerous Drug – Class 4 felony
• Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Class 6 felony

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be added at a later date. 

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call 88-CRIME, you can remain anonymous.

Roadway accidents have caused the following fatalities this year:

For 2016 - 30 For 2017 - 32
Pedestrian - 7 Pedestrian - 15
Bicycle - 2 Bicycle - 1
Motorcycle - 7 Motorcycle - 8

 

 

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