Tucson Police: East side crash into palm tree now fatal - Tucson News Now

Tucson Police: East side crash into palm tree now fatal

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Tucson police are reporting that a man involved in a crash in the 6700 block of East Dorado Boulevard on Tuesday, April 4 has died. 

The incident occurred around 2:20 p.m. on Tuesday, as officers with Operations Division East and the Tucson Fire Department responded to reports of a car into a palm tree. 

Officers arrived on scene and learned that the man, identified as 28-year-old Ben David Pflug had been transported to Banner University Medical Center with serious, but non-life threatening injuries, at the time. According to the TPD release Pflug died from those injuries Tuesday night.  

Officers interviewed witnesses and collected evidence that suggested Pflug had been speeding through the residential area. According to TPD his car left the road and hit a large rock and mailbox, before he collided with the palm tree. 

The investigation is ongoing to determine if impairment was also a factor in the crash. 

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