UPDATE: Victims identified in deadly Tucson crash
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - The Tucson Police Department has released new information about a deadly crash on the eastside yesterday, July 24.
TPD says officers and members from the Tucson Fire Department responded to the crash on East Speedway Boulevard and north Jefferson Avenue about 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 24.
The driver and passenger of a green Toyota Yaris were pronounced dead at the scene. They have been identified as 39-year-old Kimberly Roxanne Layne and 40-year-old Douglas Keith Bland, Jr.
Police say the Toyota was trying to make a left turn from Speedway onto Jefferson when the crash happened.
TPD says interview and roadway evidence indicate the Mercedes was traveling well above the posted 35 MPH speed limit.
An officer assigned to the DUI Unit responded to the hospital and determined that the driver of the Mercedes, an 81-year-old male, was not impaired at the time of the collision.
TPD says failure to yield while making a left turn and excessive speed are believed to be the major contributing factors of the collision.
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