Two Pronounced Dead after Two-Vehicle Collision near North Jefferson Avenue

TUCSON, AZ (July 28, 2023) – Monday morning, a 2-car accident claimed the lives of Kimberly Roxanne Layne and Douglas Keith Bland Jr. Police responded to the scene around 11:30 a.m., near the intersection of East Speedway Boulevard and North Jefferson Avenue on July 24th. Officers say the driver of a green Toyota Yaris attempted to make a left turn onto Jefferson Avenue and collided with a Mercedes that was traveling at a high rate of speed. Medics arrived and pronounced the driver and passenger of the Toyota dead at the scene. Authorities later identified them as 39-year-old Layne, and 40-year-old Bland Jr. In addition, crews transported one other victim to a nearby hospital for further treatment. Following preliminary duties, police determined that the 81-year-old male driver of the Mercedes was not impaired. Officers suspect that failure to yield right-of-way and speed were factors. However, an active investigation is still currently underway.
The team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Kimberly Roxanne Layne and Douglas Keith Bland Jr. May you find comfort and strength during this time.
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