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Arizona woman killed in car crash

Police in Arizona are still investigating an auto accident that killed a woman. This multi-vehicle car crash occurred in the Tucson area on Friday, Sept. 16. Investigators believe that speeding was a factor in this collision.

According to reports, a 65-year-old woman died after her vehicle was struck at the intersection of North Tucson Boulevard and East Fort Lowell Road. Police say that the driver of a white Ford SUV was speeding when he or she hit the side mirror of a car that was stopping for the traffic light. The driver of the SUV, however, failed to stop, entered the intersection and and then striking the victim's vehicle. The victim was transported to an area hospital, but sadly, she died shortly after her arrival. No other injuries were reported.

This accident resulted in the roadway being closed from approximately 7:20 a.m. until about 1 p.m. As of the latest report, investigators do not believe that impairment played a role in this collision. At this time, the driver believed responsible has not been charged criminally. Police have not indicated if any charges are pending.

When a car crash results in fatality, the victim's surviving family members may be emotionally and financially devastated. Such incidents simply have long-lasting effects, from which some may never fully recover. In the state of Arizona, those who have lost loved ones in fatal collisions may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses. In this case, a wrongful death claim, as well as survival actions, may be filed against the driver believed responsible. If, with the assistance of legal counsel, the victim's family is able to prove negligence led to their loved one's death, a civil court may award them monetary damages for their losses.

Source: tucsonnewsnow.com, "UPDATE: Victim in fatal midtown crash identified", Alison Dorf, Sept. 16, 2016

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