Police: Driver dies after crash, avoided officers in Tucson

Police: Driver dies after crash, avoided officers in Tucson
Gilbert Graeda died in the crash, according to police (Source: Tucson Police Department).

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A driver in Tucson refused to stop for police officers in the early morning of Saturday, February 24, according to a release from Tucson Police Department.

The release stated that officers did not pursue as the silver 2005 Cadillac CTS sped away from Golf Links Road and Craycroft Road at approximately 1:50 a.m.

Ten minutes later, police responded to a roll over crash involving the same car near Golf Links Road and Aviation Parkway.

First responders for Rural Metro Fire rushed the driver to the hospital, according to the TPD release. Investigators determined that the car was speeding westbound on Golf Links when the driver veered onto Aviation Parkway and lost control. Excessive speed is a major factor for the crash, according to the release.

The driver, 27-year-old Gilbert Graeda, succumbed to his injuries on Sunday, February 25, according to police.

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