Man faces murder charges after early morning accident - Tucson News Now

Man faces murder charges after early morning accident

Justin Michael Kitts (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department) Justin Michael Kitts (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
Honda Accord involved in accident (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department) Honda Accord involved in accident (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
Honda Accord involved in accident (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department) Honda Accord involved in accident (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

An early morning rollover accident leaves one dead and one facing murder charges, according to the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

The accident occurred at La Cholla and Magee shortly after midnight, said PCSD officials.  Two men were inside the Honda Accord, the driver identified as Justin Michael Kitts and his passenger Ricardo R. Perez.  The vehicle had been making the turn, at a high rate of speed, from northbound La Cholla onto westbound Magee when the vehicle rolled.   

Kitts sustained injuries and was taken to University Medical Center for treatment, but his passenger Perez was pronounced dead at the scene, according to PCSD officials. 

PCSD is now saying that Kitts was treated for his injuries and was released from the hospital and is currently booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Center on second degree murder charges. 

According to PCSD officials, alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.  The investigation is still ongoing. 

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