3-Year-Old Boy Killed, Another Injured in Avra Valley Crash
A 3-year-old boy died, and another child was injured in a Sunday night DUI accident in the Avra Valley area, as per a local news source.
The collision occurred at about 7 p.m. at West El Tiro Road and North Puma Road.
According to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, the crash involved a Nissan Altima occupied by three people, including two children and a Hyundai Sonata.
Deputies said the Nissan was traveling north on Puma Road and was turning left to go west on El Tiro Road when the Hyundai, which was heading east on El Tiro Road, crossed into the westbound side and hit the Nissan.
A 3-year-old boy in the Nissan suffered severe injuries in the crash. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries. The other kid in the car was also hospitalized but is expected to survive.
Authorities said both children were properly restrained at the time of the crash.
Tyler Marcum, 22, was driving the Hyundai and reportedly showed signs of impairment. Deputies arrested him on charges of aggravated assault and DUI. Authorities said he could face more serious charges.
An investigation is ongoing.
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