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Tucson teenager killed in crash near Salt River Canyon

Tucson teenager killed in crash near Salt River Canyon

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Dec 25, 2013

GLOBE, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - A Tucson teen was killed and another was injured in a crash on December 24.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety tells KGUN9 they responded to a vehicle fatal collision on US 60 at milepost 297 around 7 p.m.

A vehicle was traveling Westbound at a high rate of speed when it failed to negotiate a curve.

The vehicle traveled off the roadway, coming to rest approximately 1000 feet down the Salt River Canyon, according to AZDPS.

The 19-year-old driver, Matthew Teschner, sustained fatal injuries.

The passenger, 19-year-old Kimberly Montoya, was injured and transported to a hospital for medical care.

AZDPS is investigating the circumstances that lead to the fatal crash.

Ina Ronquillo

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Ina is a Southern Arizona native. She graduated from Nogales High School and then received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.