A rear-end crash in Sahuarita resulted in the death of one person. The deceased was identified as Gary Mark, 67, of Tucson according to the latest accident reports. Mark was injured in a crash over the weekend and succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Tucson on Monday, September 21.
According to the details shared by the Sahuarita Police Department, Mark was traveling along the Nogales Highway when the fatal incident occurred. He was northbound on the highway. Another vehicle was parked on the shoulder of the northbound lanes close to the Sahuarita Road. This vehicle was identified by the police as a Jeep.
Gary Mark was unable to avoid the parked vehicle in time. His vehicle, which was identified as a black Mercedes, crashed into the rear of the parked vehicle. The sheer impact of the collision caused critical injuries to Mark. Once the first responders reached the scene of the accident, he was rushed to a Tucson hospital.
The accident itself occurred on Saturday, September 19. It was reported to the authorities between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Mark remained under treatment at the hospital for nearly two days. However, attempts to revive him failed and he succumbed to his injuries on Monday.
The driver of the Jeep which was rear-ended by Mark’s vehicle sustained relatively minor injuries. He was also transported to a hospital but released soon afterward.
SPD continues to investigate the incident. At this time, the police are trying to figure out what caused Mark to crash into the rear of the Jeep. Subsequent accident reports may shed more light on the wreck.
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