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.

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