UPDATE: Police say speeding led to rollover crash in Sierra Vista

Car clocked at more than 90 mph before crash
Three people were injured in a rollover accident in Sierra Vista.
Three people were injured in a rollover accident in Sierra Vista.(Zach Bennett / Sierra Vista News Network)
Updated: Oct. 4, 2019 at 1:06 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Two people were injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash Thursday, Oct. 3.

A 27-year-old woman was taken to Canyon Vista Medical Center and her 3-year-old son was flown to a Tucson hospital. A Cochise County Sheriff’s deputy suffered a leg injury while rendering aid to the woman and boy. The deputy was also taken to the medical center for treatment.

Police said on Oct. 4 that excessive speed was a factor in the crash. The deputy had clocked the westbound car going more than 90 mph on Highway 90 Bypass at about 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. The car crashed near the intersection of Highway 90 and Buffalo Soldier Trail before the deputy could catch up to it.

The Sierra Vista Police Department accident reconstructionist confirmed that the car was going more than 90 mph before it left the roadway and rolled at least four times.

The crash is still under investigation, but police believe alcohol and/or drugs were also a factor.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sierra Vista Police Department at (520) 452-7500.

Units from the Sierra Vista Police Department, Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, Sierra Vista Fire and Medical Services, Fry Fire District, and Fort Huachuca’s Fire Department and Military Police responded to the scene.

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