Ronald Cook, Kristina Orantez and Xiomara Encinas-Cruz Dead after Crash on East Grant Road in Tucson
Tucson, AZ (September 24, 2023) – Early Saturday morning, three people died, and two others sustained injuries in a crash on East Grant Road and North Palo Verde Boulevard.
The fatal crash happened around 3 a.m. on September 23.
Tucson Police said the collision involved two vehicles.
The Audi was speeding east on Grand Road with its headlights off when it crashed into northbound Cook on Palo Verde Boulevard in the Toyota, who had just run a stop sign.
First responders found five people in a gray 2013 Audi A5 who had collided with two others in a gold 1999 Toyota Camry.
Police confirmed that 31-year-old Ronald Cook, the driver of the Toyota, and 35-year-old Kristina Orantez, the passenger, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, emergency crews took three of the Audi passengers to a hospital, where one, 19-year-old Xiomara Encinas-Cruz, later died.
The Audi driver apparently had alcohol in his system, but not enough to cause an arrest.
Further investigation into this crash is ongoing.
We at Sweet Lawyers extend our sympathy and condolences to the family and loved ones of Ronald Cook, Kristina Orantez and Xiomara Encinas-Cruz. May the bereaved find strength and comfort in this difficult time.
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