Woman Pronounced Dead, 2-Year-Old Daughter Hospitalized after Collision near Mile Post 16
TUCSON, AZ (October 19, 2021) – Sunday morning, Laura Rodriguez was killed, and her 2-year-old daughter was hurt in a car crash.
According to reports, Rodriguez was driving a Toyota Camry south on Mt. Lemmon Highway with her 2-year-old daughter in the back seat.
Around 9:45 a.m., the vehicle suddenly went over an embankment and down the mountainside. Investigators say neither of them were wearing a seat belt at the time. As a result, both Rodriguez and her daughter were thrown from the vehicle.
Medics pronounced 42-year-old Rodriguez dead at the scene, due to the extent of her condition. Meanwhile, the 2-year-old girl was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Moreover, the surrounding area was closed for a brief time during preliminary duties. Although, the road has since reopened.
Further circumstances leading up to the accident have not yet been made available.
Sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Laura Rodriguez. Our thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.
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