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Tucson Driver Died After a Crash: Avoided Police Officers

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TUCSON, Arizona — A Tucson driver refused to stop for police officers in the early morning of Saturday, February 24, according to a release from Tucson Police Department.


The release stated that officers did not pursue as the silver 2005 Cadillac CTS sped away from Golf Links Road and Craycroft Road at approximately 1:50 a.m.


Ten minutes later, police responded to a rollover crash involving the same car near Golf Links Road and Aviation Parkway.


First responders for Rural Metro Fire rushed the driver to the hospital, according to the report. Investigators determined that the car was speeding westbound on Golf Links when the driver bent onto Aviation Parkway and lost control. Excessive speed is a major factor in the crash, according to the release.


The driver, 27-year-old Gilbert Graeda, reported dead from his injuries on Sunday, February 25, according to police.

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