Police investigating a fatal collision

Police investigating a fatal collision

CREATED Aug 9, 2012

Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson Police are investigating a fatal collision that lead to the death of 38-year-old Hector Valenzuela.

Sgt. Chris Widmer tells KGUN9 that on August 9, officers responded to a report of a serious injury single vehicle collision at the intersection of North Oracle Road and West River Road.

When officers arrived on scene, they located a 1997 Honda Accord that had struck a traffic signal pole. 

Valenzuela , the sole occupant of the vehicle was transported to a local area hospital with life-threatening injuries.  He succumbed to his injuries while at the hospital.\

Detectives have determined the Honda Accord was traveling southbound on Oracle Road.  Valenzuela left the roadway and struck the traffic signal pole at the southwest corner of Oracle Road and River

Alcohol appears to be be a factor in this collision.