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Update: Driver dies following high-speed crash in Tucson

Police said Jose Guillermo Mendez-Orduno and two passengers in his vehicle were ejected during the accident
Three people were ejected from the car in the crash in the 4100 block of East Aviation Parkway...
Three people were ejected from the car in the crash in the 4100 block of East Aviation Parkway early on Friday, June 25.(Google Maps)
Published: Jun. 25, 2021 at 1:36 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - One man was killed and two other people seriously hurt in an early-morning crash on Aviation Parkway in Tucson early Friday, June 25.

According to the Tucson Police Department, Jose Guillermo Mendez-Orduno was the driver and died at the scene. Two passengers suffered life-threatening injuries.

Police said the 23-year-old Mendez-Orduno was driving east on Aviation Parkway at a high rate of speed shortly before 4 a.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve. His vehicle struck a curb and flipped, ultimately coming to a rest off the roadway.

None of the occupants were wearing seatbelts and three were ejected.

Police said excessive speed is a major contributing factor in the crash.

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