Woman arrested following deadly Vail crash - Tucson News Now

Woman arrested following deadly Vail crash

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Pima County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a woman in connection with a deadly rollover crash in Vail.

Deputy Tom Peine tells Tucson News Now, the crash happened just after 9:00 p.m. Friday, at Old Spanish Trail and Pistol Hill Road in Vail.

Peine says deputies found an S-U-V that had rolled over onto its side. Investigators say the driver was northbound on Pistol Hill Road, and failed to stop for a stop sign. The vehicle hit a dirt berm and rolled. Three people were inside the vehicle, including the 41-year-old woman driver, a 16-year-old male passenger and an 18-year-old male passenger.

Detectives say when the vehicle rolled over, the 18-year-old passenger, Armando Daniel Hernandez, was partially ejected. He became trapped underneath the vehicle, and suffered fatal injuries. The other two people were taken to a local hospital suffering minor injuries.

Peine says deputies found illegal drugs and paraphernalia inside the vehicle.

Peine says the driver, Joan Elaine Laidlaw, 41, tested positive for Marijuana and other depressants in her blood.

Laidlaw was arrested for charges of Manslaughter and Aggravated Assault. Laidlaw was booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Center.

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