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One person dead in morning crash, one arrested

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One person dead in morning crash, one arrested

CREATED Sep. 15, 2013 - UPDATED: Sep. 15, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - One person died Sunday morning in a serious crash that closed Interstate 10.

Officials with the Arizona Department of Transportation tell KGUN9 I-10 closed westbound from Alvernon to Kino Parkway. The interstate reopened at about 3:00 p.m.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety confirmed that 20-year-old Rene Teasley of Tucson died as a result of injuries he received in the crash.

Officer Raul Molina with DPS tells KGUN9 that three males were traveling in a pickup truck when one of their tires blew out.

A 2005 Pontiac sedan rear-ended the truck, causing the rollover.

Teasley was the passenger in the pick-up truck and was pronounced dead after arriving at UAMC. He was wearing a seatbelt.

A 13-year-old boy was riding underneath the campershell of the truck, and was taken to UAMC with life-threatening injuries after being thrown.The driver was also taken to UAMC. 

UAMC told Nine On Your Side the driver of the truck has been treated and released. 

Officials with DPS also say the driver of the Pontiac, 32-year-old David Molina, was not injured and was booked into the Pima County Jail for one count of manslaughter and one count of aggravated assault.

I-10 westbound was closed for almost five hours as a result of the investigation.

KGUN9 will update this story as information becomes available.

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