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Police identify woman who died in crash near eastside

Posted at 7:08 PM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-14 14:36:39-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson Police Department is investigating a deadly crash that happened Wednesday on the eastside.

Police say officers were called to the intersection of East Speedway Boulevard and North Huntington Park Drive for a report about a serious injury crash.

Upon arrival officers found two vehicles has been involved in the crash.

Tucson Fire Department were on scene and took both drivers to the hospital, where one woman died.

Police identified her as 62-year-old Deborah L. Wildfang.

Police say the man from the other vehicle suffered serious injuries.

Detectives determined the man was traveling eastbound on Speedway in a maroon Toyota Rav4 SUV, while Wildfang was traveling northbound Huntington Park in a silver Kia Optima.

Detectives say "Wildfang continued northbound in an attempt to either cross Speedway or make a left (westbound) turn onto Speedway."

Police say as Wildfang was attempting to cross the center lane of Speedway she was hit by the Toyota Rav4 SUV,

Witnesses told police the Toyota was traveling at a high rate of speed, and weaving in and out of traffic, and had no head lights on.

Detectives say speed was a contributing factor in the crash.

DUI detectives determined the driver of the Toyota was not impaired.

The investigation is still ongoing. No charges or citations have been issued at this time.