Oct 5, 2013 5:17 PM by Scott Oathout

19-year-old dies in early morning car accident

TUCSON- A 19-year-old man died in a single vehicle accident early Saturday morning on Tucson's south side.

According to Tucson Police Sergeant Chris Widmer, a 2001 Chevy Tahoe was westbound on West Valencia Road near South Santa Clara Avenue just before 4 a.m., when the vehicle hit the median curb several times, causing the vehicle to rollover.

19-year-old Francisco Yanez was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Four other occupants were in the vehicle, including the 20-year-old driver and an 18-year-old male passenger who were transported to the hospital in serious condition.

An additional 19-year-old male and 17-year-old male were transported with minor injuries.

The driver remains in the hospital, but is expected to survive. Widmer says his arrest is pending.

According to Widmer, alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in the accident.


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