TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Once he was released from the hospital, the driver in a deadly crash Saturday night in Tucson was arrested.
An update from the Tucson Police Department stated 18-year-old Anthony Hall was booked into the Pima County Jail on Sunday for the following felony charges:
- 2nd degree murder
- Aggravated assault with serious physical injury
- Aggravated assault with a dangerous instrument
Around 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, September, 17 officers responded to a crash on north Oracle Road at Auto Mall Drive involving a single vehicle with three passengers.
Traffic detectives identified the male passenger in the rear seat of the vehicle as 23-year-old Mihir Dixit. The release added that the adult female passenger was seriously hurt but she's expected to survive.
Police initially state Hall was speeding south in the median lane of Oracle Road in a silver 2005 Infiniti G35. Detectives said Hall passed a vehicle while changing lanes and lost control of the vehicle. He struck a metal utility pole on the southwest corner of north Oracle Road, according to police.
Police said speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash.