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One man arrested after one person killed, another injured in vehicle collision

TUCSON (KVOA) - A man is behind bars after one person was killed and another was seriously injured in a crash on Sunday night.

According to Tucson Police Department officers, 24-year-old Reina Alexis Cota and a passenger were driving through the intersectin of South Cambell Avenue and East Bilby Road when the driver of a Jeep Cherokee ran a red light and hit them.

Police attempted to administer aid, but Cota died at the scene.

Police said a passenger was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries.

The driver who hit them was identified as 39-year-old Jesus Ismael Rodriguez.

Police determined Rodriguez was impaired at the time of the crash. He was booked into the Pima County Jail and charged with second-degree murder.

Pablo Lopez

Pablo is the evening Digital Content Producer for KVOA. He studied journalism at the University of Arizona and previously was an apprentice at the Arizona Daily Star.

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