Man dies after driving car into palm tree
A 28-year-old man died after he crash his car on Tucson's East Side on Tuesday afternoon. Ben-David Pflug was speeding through a residential neighborhood when he struck a large rock and then a palm tree. Taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, he later died, authorities said.
Tucson police responded to a report of the crash around 2:20 p.m. According to witnesses, Pflug had driven a gray 2006 Scion at a "high rate of speed" through the neighborhood near Dorado County Club golf course before driving off the road, hitting a large rock and mailbox and then a palm tree, in the 6300 block of East Dorado Place, a Tucson Police Department spokeswoman said.
Pflug was taken to Banner University Medical Center with "with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries," said Sgt. Kimberly Bay.
Pflug was not wearing his seat belt, Bay said.
"The investigation is ongoing to determine if any impairment was also a factor in this collision," she said.
Traffic fatalities year to date
|For 2016 - 8||For 2017 - 17|
|Pedestrian - 2||Pedestrian - 9|
|Bicycle - 0||Bicycle - 1|
|Motorcycle - 3||Motorcycle - 5|