TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - One man is dead and another is facing charges following a fatal incident on Bear Canyon Road in Tucson on Thursday, Feb. 15, city police said.
Sgt. Pete Dugan, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department, said it happened around 8:30 p.m. near Tanque Verde Road.
Dugan said James Massey was driving a large box truck that had been stolen from local business earlier in the day. Three other men were with Massey in the truck when it overheated on Bear Canyon Road as it was being driven to Mount Lemmon.
A little while later Massey, 58, started the truck up again and attempted to drive away, according to Dugan.
Two people tried to jump back onto the truck and one, a man in his late 60s, fell off and hit his head. The man, who has not been identified, died at the scene.
Dugan said Massey tried to drive away from the scene but he was stopped by a deputy with the Pima County Sheriff Department.
Masey was arrested and will face charges of auto theft and possibly DUI pending toxicology results.