Authorities: Drunk man kills toddler in two-vehicle crash in Pima County
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A 3-year-old boy has died after the car he was in was hit by an allegedly impaired driver on Sunday, Nov. 6.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to a collision around 7 p.m. at the intersection of West El Tiro Road and North Puma Road in the Avra Valley area.
Traffic detectives said a Nissan Altima was driving north on Puma Road and was making a left-hand turn to go west on El Tiro Road when a Hyundai Sonata heading east on El Tiro Road crossed into the westbound lane and hit the Nissan.
The Nissan was occupied by three people, including two children. A 3-year-old boy sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died. The other child was also taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to survive.
Both children had been properly restrained, according to the PCSD.
The driver of the Hyundai was identified as 22-year-old Tyler Marcum, who allegedly showed signs of impairment. Marcum was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and DUI. The investigation is ongoing and more serious charges could be filed.
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