Sierra Vista police ID 1 of 3 killed in head-on crash - Tucson News Now


Sierra Vista police ID 1 of 3 killed in head-on crash

(Source: Sierra Vista Police Department) (Source: Sierra Vista Police Department)
SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Sierra Vista Police Department has released the identity of one of three people killed in a head-on collision on the Highway 90 Bypass around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7.  

According to a SVPD release, witnesses at the scene reported an SUV, heading east on Hwy 90, drifted into oncoming traffic and hit a westbound pickup truck. All three people involved in the crash died at the scene. 

The driver of the SUV was identified as 49-year-old, Huachuca City resident Timothy David Straight. According to the SVPD, the identity of the driver and passenger in the pickup  has not been released pending next of kin notification. 

The investigation is ongoing, and the cause has not been determined, though SVPD stated that early indications show neither vehicle was traveling at a high speed. The Arizona Department of Public Safety assisted with the initial investigation. 

Highway 90 was closed to all travel from Buffalo Soldier Trail to Seventh Street for just over three hours. 

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