TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - One man is dead and another is facing a murder charge following a wrong-way crash near downtown Tucson on Friday, Jan. 17.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety said Albert Batt was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities identified the driver as Marcos Moreno, He was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder and is being held on a $750,000 bond.
Moreno drove the wrong way on the Interstate 10 frontage road at Congress Street around 2:10 a.m., according to DPS officials. The trooper tried to stop Moreno, but he turned his vehicle around and fled at a high rate of speed.
Moreno lost control and hit a pole as he tried to turn left onto Speedway.