Sheriff’s traffic detectives early Thursday were investigating a fatality on the metro area’s south side while the agency’s arson detectives were investigating a large fire near busy streets on the Northwest Side.
In the fatality, a man lost control of his vehicle while driving east in the 3400 block of West Bilby Road about 1:50 a.m., said Deputy Dawn Hanke, a sheriff’s spokeswoman.
His vehicle rolled several times, killing a woman who was with him, Hanke said.
A male passenger in the vehicle and the driver were taken to a hospital.
Further information was not immediately available. The names of those involved were withheld early Thursday until the family of the dead woman could be notified, Hanke said.
In the fire, a building under construction near two apartment complexes near North Thornydale Road and West Linda Vista Boulevard burned about 3:45 a.m., Hanke said. The fire destroyed the unfinished building, she said.
More than 16 people were evacuated from surrounding buildings, Hanke said.
Cause of the fire was undetermined early Thursday, but Hanke noted arson detectives were called in to investigate.
The Tucson police photo radar van will be taking speeders’ pictures at the following places and times:
• In the 2200 block of East Drexel Road near Los Amigos Elementary School, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• On South Kolb Road near East Escalante Road, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
• On North Kolb Road, south of East Speedway Boulevard near the East Kingston Drive school crossing, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
• On East Broadway near Campbell Avenue, from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.