TUCSON, AZ - A young woman died and two others were injured when a compact car they were riding in rolled on Tucson's west side.
Northwest Fire District spokesman Capt. Adam Goldberg said bystanders were able to get a trapped 18-year-old, Marymar Martinez-Duran, out of the car before crews arrived early Sunday.
Goldberg said Martinez-Duran was in critical condition and suffering life threatening injuries when firefighters arrived. Martinez-Duran was transported to the University of Arizona Medical Center where she later died.
Two other 18-year old female occupants of the car were also treated and transported to the hospital. One suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries and the other suffered minor injuries.
Goldberg said police are still trying to determine if anyone in the car was wearing a seatbelt.
Pima County Sheriff's spokeswoman deputy Renee Carlson said a group of young friends had been drinking at a lookout near Gates Pass and were heading back to Tucson when two cars began racing.
Carlson said both drivers lost control and crashed into the desert.
The driver of the car carrying the women, William Pina, was arrested on manslaughter, assault, endangerment and drunken-driving charges.
The driver of the other car, Ricardo Sarmiento, has not been charged at this time. The Pima County Sheriff's Department said as the investigation continues, there may be additional charges.
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