Tucson, AZ (September 20, 2019) – A 7-year-old girl has died following a car crash on Wednesday night in Drexel Heights.
According to deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, the wreck occurred around 6:00 p.m. at West Valencia Road and Camino De La Tierra. Authorities said that two cars collided in the intersection, resulting in serious injuries to the 7-year-old girl, who was a passenger in one of the vehicles. She was transported to an area hospital in critical condition, where she later succumbed to her injuries.
The driver of the vehicle, Vilma Wamsley, 65, was arrested for a motor vehicle violation causing death. Pima Country officials have not released further details.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
Across the state, fatal accidents claim hundreds of lives each year on Arizona’s busy roads and highways. Thousands of injuries or deadly crashes occur annually overall, with Arizona at the top of the list for accident fatalities nationwide.
When victims die in these accidents, particularly those resulting from the negligent behavior of another driver, families are left to pick up the pieces. Those affected can contact a wrongful death attorney in Arizona to safeguard their legal rights.
Our skilled attorneys at ELG Law have helped families affected by devastating accidents for decades, ensuring they’re able to get the justice they deserve after losing a loved one as a result of negligent parties’ actions. Contact us for more information at (623) 562-3838, and learn about your options with a free consultation today.
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