Police identify man killed in single vehicle accident

Police identify man killed in single vehicle accident

CREATED Dec. 10, 2012 - UPDATED: Dec. 10, 2012

Web Producer: Rikki Mitchell

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A single vehicle accident left a 51-year-old man dead and closed an eastside intersection for several hours.

Sgt. Chris Widmer with Tucson Police tells KGUN9 that the crash happened about 3:45 p.m. Monday at the intersection of 29th Street and Columbus Boulevard.

Rizaldy Yap was the sole occupant on the 2006 Honda Pilot, and there were no other cars involved.

Yap was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.

Traffic detectives determined that Yap was traveling eastbound on 29th Street approaching Columbus when the driver lost control for unknown reasons.

The car crossed the westbound lanes of traffic and struck the concrete wall on the northeast corner of the pedestrian bridge.

Police say the intersection was closed for several hours in all four directions while investigators were on scene.