Tucson Woman Charged In Fatal Collision, Aggravated DUI

On July 27, 2017, just before 2:00 p.m., Tucson Police officers and members from the Tucson Fire Department responded to a report of a serious injury collision at the intersection of S. Pantano Road and E. Stella Road. Upon arrival, officers located a blue 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe and a silver 2005 Toyota Matrix in the intersection.

The adult female driver of the Toyota was immediately transported to Banner University Medical Center with life threatening injuries. The adult female driver of the Hyundai was transported to the same hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Detectives with the Tucson Police Traffic Investigations Unit responded to continue the investigation. After speaking with witnesses and investigating evidence at the scene, detectives were able to determine that the Hyundai was traveling northbound on Pantano Road and failed to stop for the red traffic signal at Stella Road. As the Hyundai entered the intersection, it collided with the Toyota that was westbound on a green traffic signal. While investigating this incident, officers and detectives learned that the driver of the Hyundai had been involved in five different hit and run collisions (four in the city limits and one in the county) moments before causing this collision. There were no injuries in the other collisions.

The driver of the Hyundai was identified as 32-year-old Erin Elizabeth Eman. At the time of the collision, Eman showed signs and symptoms of impairment. As a result, a DUI investigation was conducted. Officers also discovered that Eman had a suspended driver’s license for previous DUI convictions. On July 29, 2017, Eman was released from the hospital and booked into the Pima County Jail on charges of Aggravated DUI, Aggravated Assault with a Dangerous Instrument, Aggravated Assault w/Serious Physical Injury, Felony Criminal Damage, Possession of Narcotic Drugs and 10 counts of Felony Endangerment.

On the evening of August 9, 2017, the driver of the Toyota sadly passed away from injuries sustained during the collision. She has been identified as 21-year-old Hannah Parkhurst. Next of kin has been notified.

Additional charges are pending.

5 Comments on "Tucson Woman Charged In Fatal Collision, Aggravated DUI"

  1. The Oracle of Tucson | August 12, 2017 at 12:17 am |

    Despite our campaigns of public awareness, our rather slanted tough laws on DUI/DWI this type of crap continues with ever increasing frequency to the point that it’s becoming almost routine.
    In the end one life has been recklessly destroyed in what should be its prime, another life has been violently stolen from someone just starting out in the world full of hope and promise. Two families utterly destroyed by a senseless unforgivable act of outright preventable stupidity.
    It’s truly hard to have any pity for Ms. Eman who based on her previous transgressions is clearly not only a lost cause, but a danger to herself and anyone else around her when she’s out drinking and driving.
    My thoughts, sympathies and prayers go out to the family and friends of Hannah Parkhurst for their needless loss.

    The Oracle

  2. Jerome R Petruk | August 12, 2017 at 7:45 am |

    Five previous hit and runs and this woman was not in jail???? Clearly, she can’t be allowed to be unconfined.

  3. I hope Eman receives the strictest penalty possible. Prayers to the family of the victim, Hannah Parkhurst. Eman and those like her disgust me. As per usual, she’s fine and the innocent victim died.

  4. SilverTones | August 13, 2017 at 3:26 pm |

    You can’t get around easily in Tucson without a car. Keep this in mind the next time you’re tempted to drink and drive. You may not kill yourself or someone else this time…but if you have your license taken away, you’ll have some ‘splainin to do at work and you just won’t be able to function as you did before. You’ll be a major pain in the behind to your family and friends. It’s not worth it.

  5. You should know the facts before you speak so surely of someone. What was her BAC????
    NOT EVERYTHING IS AS IT SEEMS. It’s tragic all around. NEVER assume anything. PRAYERS for both families.

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