TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The victim of a fatal crash near Green Valley that resulted in the brief closure of northbound lanes of I-19 on Wednesday morning, Jan. 4, has been identified as 64-year-old Christy Drakopulos of Rio Rico.
According to spokesperson for the Department of Transportation Quentin Mehr, Drakopulos was going northbound on I-19 when she "lost control of the vehicle" and ran into the median, immediately striking a tree.
Mehr said Drakopulos was not wearing her seat belt properly. The cause of the crash is still being investigated.
According to tweets from the Arizona Department of Transportation, the crash happened at milepost 26.6.
The Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office said the closure was at KM 42 to allow a helicopter to land.