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UPDATE: Police identify driver killed in crash on Tucson’s south side

Police said the driver of the tractor-trailer was not impaired at the time of the deadly crash...
Police said the driver of the tractor-trailer was not impaired at the time of the deadly crash on Wednesday, Jan. 12.(KOLD News 13)
Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 2:32 PM MST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2022 at 11:00 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - At least one person was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Tucson’s south side Wednesday, Jan. 12.

The Tucson Police Department said an 18-wheeler and 2007 Chrysler Sebring were involved in the crash at about noon near East Valencia Road and South Palo Verde Road.

The driver of the Sebring, 46-year-old Clay Gerald Turner, was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver, a man in his 40s, was evaluated at the scene for minor injuries.

The westbound truck struck the car as Turner attempted a left turn from eastbound Valencia to northbound Palo Verde. Eastbound and westbound traffic had a green light at the time of the collision.

Turner, police said, was not wearing a seatbelt, and the truck driver was not impaired.

Police said failure to yield while making a left turn is the major contributing factor in the crash. The investigation is ongoing, but police do not expect to issue any citations or arrests.

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