Editor’s note: KOLD News 13 has decided against naming the underaged victim in this story. A previous version of this article identified the 16-year-old by his name provided by a news release from the Tucson Police Department.
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Investigators with the Tucson Police Department said a 16-year-old boy involved in an ATV collision late Thursday, May 21, has died from his injuries.
The boy was driving an ATV with a 13-year-old passenger late Thursday evening when they collided with a passenger vehicle in a neighborhood on the far south side. Both the 16-year-old and the younger passenger were rushed to Banner University Medical Center, where the young driver died from his injuries.
The 13-year-old is still in the hospital receiving care for serious, non-life-threatening injuries, according to a news release from TPD. Neither of the teenagers wore helmets during the collision.
Investigators say the young driver and his passenger were on an ATV near the intersection of South Seventh Avenue and Michigan Drive at around 10 p.m. Thursday when the 16-year-old driver failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a gray 2011 Honda Accord in the intersection. The driver of the Honda yielded to the four-way stop and proceeded through the intersection when the ATV drove over of the roundabout and hit the driver’s side of the vehicle, according to the release.
The driver of the Honda stayed at the scene and called 911. Police say the driver of the Honda was not impaired at the time of the collision and the speed of the ATV did play a role in the crash.
Police are still continuing their investigation. No charges or citations have been issued, according to the release.