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Driver of fatal crash that left vehicle split in half located, arrested

TUCSON – A man was arrested Tuesday in connection to a September fatal crash in central Tucson.

According to Tucson Police Department, a silver 2000 Nissan Sentra was found split in half near the intersection of Golf Links and Swan Roads Sept. 22 after it allegedly hit a utility pole at a high rate of speed. Police say the front half of the vehicle was found in a chain-link fence of a nearby Border Patrol Station. The other half of the Sentra landed 20 feet away on a roadway near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

TPD said the passenger of the vehicle, Davis Ochoa-Borquez, was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Sentra allegedly fled the scene.

After further investigation, TPD identified the driver as 32-year-old Guadalupe M. Barrios. A warrant for his arrest was served Monday afternoon.

Barrios was booked into Pima County Jail on one count of leaving the scene of an accident causing a death. Police say additional charges may be added in connection to the incident.

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Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes is the lead digital content producer at News 4 Tucson. The award-winning journalist previously worked as a community reporter in Jasper County, Iowa.

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