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Driver arrested in fatal Tucson collision

TUCSON, Ariz. — Authorities have charged a man suspected of causing a
collision in Tucson that led to the death of a woman riding with him.

Tucson police said 33-year-old Robert Harrington was booked into Pima County
Jail on Saturday on several charges including second-degree murder, felony
criminal damage and unlawful possession of a narcotic drug.

They said Harrington’s Nissan pickup ran a red light at the intersection of
Tucson Boulevard and Drexel Road Thursday morning.

The pickup collided with a Freightliner box truck, causing the truck to jump a
curb and strike two homes.

Harrington’s passenger, 22-year-old Patricia Martinez, died at the scene. The
truck’s 32-year-old driver suffered minor injuries.

No occupants in the two homes were hurt.


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