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UPDATE: One person dead, another arrested in multi-vehicle collision on Craycroft Road

Source: Tucson Police Department Source: Tucson Police Department
Nicholas Calhoun (Source: Tucson Police Department) Nicholas Calhoun (Source: Tucson Police Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Tucson Police Department said one man is dead and another arrested after a four-vehicle, collision on North Craycroft Road on Saturday afternoon, July 9. 

Police said 26-year-old Nicholas Calhoun flagged down an officer in traffic near the intersection of North Alvernon Way and East Grant Road on Saturday. He told police that someone was following him, according to police. 

The officer requested Calhoun to pull into a parking lot but he instead made an abrupt U-turn and headed south on Alvernon, police said. 

A short time later, TPD said it started to receive calls to 911 about a serious injury collision at Craycroft and East Pima Street.

Below is a description of the crash from an official TPD release:

Detectives learned that Mr. Calhoun had been traveling eastbound on Pima St. in the curb lane. He ran a red light at N. Craycroft Rd., striking a gold 2006 Hyundai headed northbound. The severe impact pushed the Hyundai into an orange 2011 Jeep Wrangler that was also headed northbound on Craycroft Rd. The Jeep had been directly in front of the Hyundai at the time of the collision. As this was occurring, the Ford struck a green 1998 Honda Civic that was traveling westbound on Pima St.in the median lane, stopped for the red light. The collision pushed the Honda across the street, striking a wall on the south side of E. Pima St., just east of Craycroft.

Officers responded to the collision and learned Calhoun had fled the scene on foot, according to police. Police later located Calhoun inside a business along Pima Street and he was detained without incident. 

According to police, Calhoun sustained minor injuries. The driver of the Jeep was not injured. The adult female driver of the Honda is currently listed in critical condition. The man driving the Hyundai died at the hospital. He has been identified as 43-year-old Jonathan Breault. 

Calhoun was booked into the Pima County Jail. His charges include second-degree murder, aggravated assault with serious physical injury, endangerment, possession of a dangerous drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The investigation is ongoing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about this collision to please call 88-CRIME. 

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