Man Arrested In Fatal October Tucson Collision

On December 29, 2016, 43-year-old Philipe Antonio De La Rosa, was released from the hospital booked De La Rosa in to the Pima County Jail on charges of Manslaughter, Aggravated Assault, Endangerment and Felony Criminal Damage.

On October 30, 2016, around 12:23 a.m., Tucson Police officers and members from the Tucson Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle collision on N. Swan Rd., north of E. Glenn St, which took the life of 19-year-old Gisela Puerta. Ms. Puerta was pronounced deceased on scene. An adult male passenger was not injured.

Detectives learned Ms. Puerta was driving a Toyota Corolla  northbound on Swan Rd., north of Glenn St. in the median lane. An adult male was a front seat passenger and an adult female was a rear seat passenger in her vehicle.

The driver and sole occupant of a Toyota Camry, De La Rosa, was traveling southbound on Swan Rd. approaching E. Glenn St. when he crossed over the painted left turn lane, striking the Corolla head on.


  1. Regardless if he was illegal or not, I wish that these ignorant people would quit killing others every time they drink and drive! I’ve seen the picture of the young lady he murdered, what a lovely girl, with her whole life ahead of her. I have a young daughter just a year older and I fear that some idiot would kill her by driving drunk. When will people learn that driving drunk can turn you into a murderer?
    My deepest condolences to her family, I am so sorry this happened to your lovely daughter.

  2. Thank you Tucson for announcing your desire to be known as a Sanctuary City. We will experience many more traffic accidents and fatalities due to your insane position protecting illegal aliens. And a special THX to our media that does their best to shield the facts on whether or not those involved in illicit activities are in our nation illegally.

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