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
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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