Tucson, AZ – UPDATE: Marcos Moreno Arrested After Deadly Crash at Congress St
Tucson, AZ (January 21, 2020) – One man is dead and another man is facing a murder charge after a wrong-way crash occurred near downtown Tucson on Friday.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety said Albert Batt was pronounced dead at the scene, and authorities identified the driver involved as Marcos Moreno. He was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder.
Moreno drove the wrong way on the Interstate 10 frontage road at Congress Street around 2:10 a.m., according to DPS officials. A trooper tried to stop Moreno, but he turned his vehicle around and fled at a high rate of speed, colliding with Batt’s vehicle.
The accident still remains under investigation.
Our condolences go out to the family of Albert Batt.
Fatal Car Accidents in Arizona
According to authorities from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, more than half of the total of 55,000 accidents that happened nationwide in 2018 involved multiple vehicles and at least two people injured. Furthermore, many of these accidents result in fatalities, with grieving families left to pick up the pieces.
But those affected by fatal car accidents can contact a Phoenix crash injury lawyer for help. In some cases, victims may seek the fair compensation they deserve from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families and seeking fair compensation for those affected by accidents. Contact our auto accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation today and learn more about your options.
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