Authorities identified 78-year-old Robert Charles Stewart as the man who lost his life while another was seriously injured after a wreck in Tucson on Thursday, Dec. 9.
As per the initial information, the fatal five-vehicle pile-up took place at about 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of East 22nd Street and Tucson Boulevard. The preliminary reports showed that 78-year-old Robert Charles Stewart was pulling out of a private driveway when his pickup truck was struck by another vehicle.
Three other vehicles were also hit, but no one in those vehicles had injuries. Stewart received major injuries and succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital. The driver of the other vehicle, a Ford F-150, sustained serious injuries and is in a local hospital.
The TPD confirmed that the driver of the F-150 was impaired and speeding when the incident happened. Authorities believe that impairment and failure to yield while exiting the driveway contributed to the crash. The F-150 has not been charged or cited because of his injuries.
An investigation is continuing.
December 11, 2021