Update: Police identify woman in fatal Tucson east side collision

Police investigating fatal vehicle collision in Tucson’s east side

Update: Police identify woman in fatal Tucson east side collision
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - On Nov. 25, at about 5:30 p.m., officers with the Tucson Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of East Broadway Boulevard and South Ridgeside Drive for the report of a collision involving two vehicles.

While on scene, personnel with the Tucson Fire Department rendered aid to the driver of a 2008 Toyota Sienna, but life-saving efforts were not enough and the driver was declared deceased at the scene.

She was identified as 88-year-old Joan H. Schmid.

According to eye witnesses, Schmid was driving southbound on Ridgeside approaching Broadway, while a 1999 Toyota 4Runner was traveling westbound on Broadway approaching Ridgeway.

Schmid disregarded a southbound stop sign and continued into the intersection, and she was struck by the Toyota. The driver of the Toyota stopped immediately and remained at the scene for the investigation.

A DUI Officer determined the driver was not impaired at the time of the collision.

Interviews in conjunction with roadway evidence determined that failure to yield for a stop sign by Ms. Schmid appear to be a factor in this collision.

The investigation is on-going, and no charges or citations have been issued at this time.

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