Twenty-One-Year-Old Tucson Man Charged in Early-Morning Car Accident, Resulting in One Death

A Tucson man was arrested after he crashed his car into a tree, killing one passenger.Arizona officials, like those in other states, often prepare for long holiday weekends by increasing police detail services. The number of vehicle accidents tends to rise during holiday celebrations, with alcohol- and drug-related incidents climbing on average.

Arizona police were grappling with the aftermath of an uptick in vehicular accidents over this year’s Labor Day, even amidst the augmented police force and efforts to curtail drunk driving and other traffic accidents. According to reports, police officers arrested a man from Tucson after the car he was operating struck a tree.

The accident, which reportedly occurred on Friday, September 2, one of the first weekend nights of the long Labor Day holiday weekend, resulted in the death of one of the other passengers in the car, according to a report from The Associated Press.

The Tucson Police Department said that the driver of the vehicle, Adam James Acorn, was operating his vehicle when he struck a tree, killing the other front-seat passenger in the car, who was the driver’s brother.

The 21-year-old Acorn wwas booked into the Pima County Jail after the accident. The incident is alleged to have taken place at 2 a.m. on Friday.

Detectives are investigating whether the driver of the vehicle had been imbibing prior to the accident, according to reports, with police contending alcohol could have played a factor in the accident – though they have not confirmed it was.

Reports of the incident indicate that Acorn’s car left the road and jumped a curb. The car then reportedly struck a tree located in the roadway’s median. The passenger in the front sear, Nicholas Acorn, was taken to Tucson Hospital, where he is reported to have been treated for life-threatening injuries.

The 23-year-old Acorn reportedly passed away in Tucson Hospital.

There were three other passengers in the car who were injured, according to The AP. Police described one passenger as a woman in her 20s, affirming she was hospitalized and listed in serious condition. Police declined to comment on the identities of the other two passengers, though they reportedly said they were both injured during the early-morning incident.

Adam Acorn, the car’s driver, is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, aggravated assault and endangerment, according to police authorities.