TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Authorities have identified 32-year-old Guadalupe M. Barrios as the driver of the vehicle that collided with a utility pole that killed a man in a midtown crash last month.
Barrios was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 7 and is being held in the Pima County Jail on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident causing death. The TPD said additional charges may be added later.
On Sept. 22, at approximately 4:40 a.m., officers from Operations Division Midtown were dispatched to the intersection of S. Swan Road and E. Golf Links Road for a report of a fatal collision involving a single vehicle.
Upon arrival, officers discovered the silver 2000 Nissan Sentra sheared in half. The front half of the vehicle had gone through a chain-link fence near the Border Patrol station. The back half of the vehicle was approximately 20 feet away sill in the roadway southbound toward Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
29-year-old Davis Ochoa-Borquez had been ejected and was located south of the rear portion of the vehicle. Borquez was declared deceased at the scene.
Border Patrol officers were on scene and detained an adult male subject that was fleeing the area.
Detectives with the Tucson Police Traffic Investigations Unit responded to continue the investigation.
Police say according to witness interviews, Barrios was driving at a high rate of speed southbound on Swan Rd. through Golf Links Rd.
The vehicle collided with a utility pole with enough force to rip the vehicle in half.
It was determined by authorities that the subject caught fleeing the scene was a passenger in the vehicle. Police say Barrios fled the scene and was not located.
The Tucson Police Department Air Support Unit responded to assist in searching for the driver, as they may have required medical attention.
Efforts were made to contact the vehicle owner, but all results were negative. Interviews and roadway evidence determined that speed was a major factor in this collision. Both halves of the vehicle were collected as evidence and next of kin was notified.
Detectives are continuing their investigation and additional details will be released as they become available. No charges or citations have been issued at this time. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call 88-CRIME.