TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A woman was arrested after a two-vehicle crash on Tucson’s southwest side left a 7-year-old girl dead late Wednesday, Sept. 17.
According to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, 65-year-old Vilma Wamsley was arrested for a “motor vehicle violation causing death.”
The young girl was identified as Jazelle Armenta by family and friends.
Jazelle’s family started a GoFundMe account and more than $13,000 was raised in less than 14 hours.
The youth football/cheerleader group Tucson Redskins said it will host a vigil for Jazelle at Manzanita Park at 8 p.m. Friday. The group said in a Facebook post it has started an account for the family. You can donate at any Bank of America by using the account number Tucson Redskins 457038289514.
The crash happened at the intersection of Valencia and Camino de la Tierra around 6 p.m. Wednesday. The roadway was closed for about six hours after the two-vehicle crash.
The Drexel Heights Fire District said four people were transported to local hospitals, including the child, who died at the hospital.
The DHFD said another two-vehicle accident happened about 200 yards from the first and was likely caused by the traffic congestion.
In the second crash, there were seven victims but no one needed to be transported to the hospital.