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Driver dies after crash while fleeing traffic stop

TUCSON - A man is dead after taking off from sheriff's deputies during an attempted traffic stop on the northwest side Tuesday night.

At around 9:46 p.m., deputies attempted to pull the car over for a traffic stop at La Canada Drive and River Road, according to the Pima County Sheriff's Department. The driver did not stop and fled northbound on La Canada Drive.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department said the driver continued north on La Canada before sideswiping a car at the intersection of La Canada and Emerine Drive, near Magee Road.

The driver then crashed into a guard rail on the eastside of the roadway.

The driver of the suspect car was the sole occupant of the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.

PCSD said traffic was delayed Tuesday night as the entire intersection at La Canada and Magee Road was shut down while deputies investigated the collision.

The Traffic Unit is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME to remain anonymous.

Chris Porter

Chris Porter is the morning producer for News 4 Tucson. USC Trojan

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