The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating a vehicle collision that took the life of 34-year-old Alexandra Belbey early Monday morning on Tucson’s East Side.
On August 20, 2018, at approximately 1:50 a.m., Tucson Police officers and members of the Tucson Fire Department responded to the area of E. Pima St. and N. Jefferson Ave. for a report of a serious injury collision. Upon arrival, they located a vehicle that had rolled over. The two occupants of that vehicle, an adult male and Ms. Belbey, were found in the roadway.
Ms. Belbey was pronounced deceased on scene.
The male was transported to Banner University Medical Center with serious injuries.
Tucson Police detectives learned that the vehicle involved was a black 2006 Chevrolet Corvette, owned by the male occupant. Based on roadway evidence and witness statements, detectives were able to determine that the vehicle was traveling eastbound on E. Pima St. at a high rate of speed. As the vehicle passed through the intersection of N. Craycroft Rd, the driver lost control and drove over the south curb, causing the passenger side of the vehicle to collide with several trees and part of a block wall. The vehicle continued eastbound and as it reached N. Jefferson Ave, it struck a light pole and a fire hydrant. After striking the fire hydrant, the vehicle began to roll and both occupants were ejected. It does not appear that the occupants were wearing seatbelts.
There are no indications that any other vehicles were involved; however, speed and impairments appear to be factors in the collision. This is an ongoing investigation and no charges or citations have been issued at this time.