DPS IDs victim of Tuesday fatal accident on I-19

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - One person was killed Tuesday night in an accident on I-19 near Sahuarita.

The accident happened near the Pima Mine Road exit, according to Arizona Department of Public Safety officials.

According to the DPS, Carmen Casteneda, 65, was driving a Toyota pickup slowly in the emergency shoulder on the northbound side of I-19. Casteneda made a left turn to enter the center median crossing and was struck by a tractor-trailer traveling in another lane, according to DPS officers.

Both vehicles ended up on the right side of the interstate, said DPS officers.

Casteneda was declared dead at the scene. There is no report yet on any injuries to the driver of the semi.

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