Police: Excessive speed leads to Tucson driver's death

Traffic fatality
Traffic fatality

A single-vehicle collision in Tucson left one woman dead early Sunday, police said.

Shortly after 1:15 a.m., Tucson officers responded to the intersection of Stone Avenue and Calle Arizona for reports of a single-vehicle collision involving a black Camaro.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as 27-year-old Anahy P. Soto, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to detectives, Soto was driving northbound on Stone Avenue well in excess of the posted speed limit. Police say she failed to negotiate the curve in the roadway and lost control of her vehicle near Calle Arizona, which caused her to leave the roadway and crash into a concrete barrier.

Excessive speed was the main known contributing factor of the collision, police said. Soto was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash and alcohol containers were found inside of the vehicle, according to the Tucson Police Department.

Detectives will conduct a follow-up investigation to determine if impairment was a factor in the collision.

Reach breaking news reporter Ellie Willard at ellie.willard@gannett.com or on Twitter @EllieWillardAZ.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Police: Excessive speed leads to Tucson driver's death