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Off-duty Phoenix officer killed in 1-17 collision

Off-duty Phoenix officer killed in 1-17 collision

CREATED Jul 27, 2012

Web Producer: Taylor Avey

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities have identified a Phoenix police officer who died in a collision on Interstate 17.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson says Detective Peter Tuchalski (too HALL' ski) was a 15-year veteran of the department who investigated domestic violence cases.

The Arizona Republic reports that Tuchalski was off-duty Thursday when a gust of wind caused his vehicle to crash into a guardrail south of Black Canyon City.

Thompson says Tuchalski is survived by his wife and their two teenage children.

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