1 dead, 1 injured after head-on collision on Picture Rocks Road

Published: Sep. 8, 2015 at 1:01 AM MST|Updated: Nov. 3, 2015 at 2:01 AM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A fatal crash closed a west side road on Monday night, according to the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

A 23-year-old man, identified as Chakiel Da-Loun Hicks-James died after hitting a truck head-on on Picture Rocks Road and Pelto Path.  According to a PCSD release the crash occurred at 8:12 p.m., deputies arrived on scene to find two vehicles involved in the crash.

PCSDs Traffic Unit took over the investigation and determined that a black pickup, had been traveling westbound on Picture Rocks Road and a white Honda had been heading eastbound, when it veered into the westbound lanes and hit the truck head-on.

The 50-year-old female driver of the truck was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries and Hicks-James was pronounced dead at the scene.

PCSD investigators reported Hicks-James had not been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

The investigation is ongoing and speed is considered a factor in the accident.

Picture Rocks Road and Pelto Path has since reopened.

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