Fatal SUV crash on I-19 killed Tucson couple

Legal news for Arizona SUV accident attorneys. A two-vehicle collision left two people dead on I-19.

SUV accident attorneys alert- Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatal SUV crash that occurred on I-19.

Tucson, AZ—A Wednesday night, February 10, 2010 collision in Interstate 19 left a Tucson couple dead after their SUV was pushed off the road by another vehicle. The fatal collision occurred just north of Sahuarita on I-19, as reported by Arizona Daily Star.

A 1998 Chevy Suburban carrying two people was traveling southbound on I-19, just north of Pima Mine Road, when the SUV was reportedly rear-ended by a 2010 Ford Explorer. The Arizona Department of Public Safety reported that the collision forced the SUV in the median of the Interstate, which caused it to overturn, ejecting the two occupants. The two occupants, Francisco Ayala-Rodriquez, 61, and Ana F. Ayala-Rodriquez, 59, were not wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. Both victims were pronounced dead at the site of the crash by responding emergency medical teams. Police officials have not determined who was driving the SUV at the time of the collision. William Crawford, 84, of Tucson, the driver of the Ford Explorer was also injured in the wreck. The Ford SUV reportedly left the roadway after impact, and came to a stop after hitting several mesquite trees. Officials are conducting a full investigation to determine the cause of the fatal wreck. It is unknown if Crawford was cited for the crash.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Arizona SUV accident lawyers.