TPD: Man killed in fatal crash identified

Published: Oct. 15, 2017 at 10:27 PM MST|Updated: Oct. 16, 2017 at 3:40 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The man killed in a Sunday morning crash on the west side of Tucson has been identified.

The Tucson Police Department said Ernesto Contreras, 18, died in the single-vehicle crash in the 2000 block of W. Speedway Boulevard.

Contreras was driving the vehicle, according to the TPD.

The TPD said it was told "three to four others associated with the vehicle fled" before police got to the scene.

Detectives said they were picked up by another vehicle and left the scene.

"One adult male and one adult female have since been located and sustained minor injuries," the TPD said in a news release. "Two females remain outstanding with unknown injuries."

According to Sgt. Kim Bay, spokeswoman for the Tucson Police Department, the remaining two females have been located and interviewed.  They sustained minor injuries only.

The TPD said Contreras was speeding when he lost control of the car and veered into the desert area on the south side of the street.

The vehicle hit several trees and brush before rolling over and landing on the roof. Contreras was ejected from the vehicle.

Speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash, police explained.

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