Woman, 27, injured in accident later dies
A 27-year-old woman involved in a crash near downtown Saturday died Sunday night.
Catharina Stuifbergen was the passenger in a 2013 Chevy Cruze sedan that was struck by a Ford F-250 truck at East Aviation Highway and East 22nd Street, Sgt. Maria Hawke, a Tucson police spokeswoman, said in a news release.
The crash happened shortly after 3 p.m. when the sedan was eastbound on Aviation Highway and then made a left turn onto 22nd Street. The car was hit by the truck, which caused it to roll over, the release said.
The driver of the sedan and Stuifbergen were both taken to a hospital.
Petrus Molenaar, 28, the driver of the sedan, was cited on one count each of causing serious injury or death by a moving violation and failure to yield making a left turn at an intersection.
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Man dead at falls was Tucsonan, 29
A man who died after jumping into the water at Tanque Verde Falls on Sunday has been identified as a 29-year-old Tucsonan.
Richard M. Baker, was part of a group of people jumping off the cliffs and into water pools, according to the Pima County Sheriff's Department.
The man sustained a head injury and did not immediately come back up to the surface, Deputy Jesus Bañuelos, a Sheriff's Department spokesman, said in a news release.
Others jumped in to pull him out, and he was unresponsive and not breathing. Bystanders performed CPR on the man until paramedics from the Rural/Metro Fire Department arrived, the release said.
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Two held at border on drug smuggling
Two people from Mexico were arrested on suspicion of drug smuggling at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales Saturday.
• Librado Delgado Garcia, 62, was arrested after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found nearly 34 pounds of heroin and 29 pounds of methamphetamine in his pickup truck.
• Elsa Beatriz Valenzuela-Arredondo, 30, was arrested after officers found two packages of heroin strapped around her waist.
Man gets 15 years in toddler's beating
A man who pleaded guilty to the violent beating of his girlfriend's toddler was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Monday.
Oscar Omar Aguirre, 30, pleaded guilty to two counts of child abuse for beating Ashlee Nicole Liberty's daughter, who was 16 months old at the time of the incident in January 2012.
The child suffered fractured ribs, a detached spleen and other internal injuries when her mother called 911 when the toddler became ill after being in Aguirre's care.
In addition to prison, Pima County Superior Court Judge Jane Eikleberry sentenced Aguirre to lifetime probation.
Last week, Liberty was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to child abuse for not reporting the abuse.
Woman found guilty of leaving fatal crash
A jury found a woman accused of leaving the scene of a deadly car crash guilty Monday in Pima County Superior Court.
Rosanne Inzunza, 29, was charged with leaving an accident scene in May 2012 after she crashed her car. Her passenger, Bernadette Macias, 35, died.
Deputy Pima County Attorney Ashley Bock told jurors that Inzunza ignored the law requiring someone to remain at the scene of accident.
Inzunza's attorney, Robert L. Murray, argued that another motorist caused his client to lose control of her car and crash it into a tree.
He said the same man, Michael Bennett, a friend of Inzunza's, was responsible for making her leave the accident scene before police arrived.
Bennett testified he wanted to flee the scene because he was driving on a suspended license and did not have insurance.
Inzunza is scheduled for sentencing on Sept. 16.