A recent car accident in Tuscon took the lives of two individuals. According to police, a 29-year-old Tucson man driving with a suspended license failed to stop for a red light at East 22nd Street around 8:45 a.m., smashing into a car being driven woman who was 9 months pregnant. The collision killed the woman's 4-year-old daughter as well as her 55-year-old aunt, who were both in the car with her. The 29-year-old man was uninjured in the crash.
The man responsible for the crash has escaped felony charges with only a suspended license citation and two other civil traffic violations.
This is because the incident does not meet proper criteria for a felony charge, which states that a driver who is driving with a suspended license and who causes a fatal accident may only be charged with a felony if that license was suspended for certain reasons. Because the 29-year-old man's license was not suspended for one of the specifically listed reasons, he cannot be charged with a felony.
The pregnant woman gave birth to a baby girl Wednesday, the day after the accident.