UPDATE: Police identify victim of deadly crash near Interstate 10

UPDATE: Police identify victim of deadly crash near Interstate 10
A serious crash has closed 29th Street at I-10. (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Police identified 63-year-old Irenio Parra-Neriz as the victim of a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 10 Frontage Road and 29th Street on Wednesday.

Investigators with the Tucson Police Department said Parra-Neriz was ejected from his Ford F-150 pickup truck after the driver of a Chevrolet Avalanche pickup didn’t stop at a red light, colliding with Parra-Neriz’s vehicle. Parra-Neriz was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a news release from TPD, the other driver was taken to Banner University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

They determined Parra-Neriz drove his Ford pickup truck westbound on 29th Street and entered the Frontage Road intersection on a green light on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. The other driver traveled toward the intersection on 29th Street, failed to stop at a red light and hit Parra-Neriz’s vehicle at high speed. Investigators determined Parra-Neriz didn’t have his seatbelt on.

Detectives with TPD’s traffic unit are still investigating the incident and have not issued any charges or citations at this time.

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