20-Year-Old Driver Dead and 24-Year-Old Suspect Arrested in Fatal DUI Crash near Quail Crossing Boulevard

SAHUARITA, AZ (May 30, 2023) – Early Saturday morning, police were called to a deadly car accident that claimed the life of Tomas Ayala. The incident happened just after 12:00 a.m., May 13th, in the area of Old Nogales Highway, just half-mile north of Quail Crossing Boulevard. According to the authorities, a white Cadillac sedan driven by 20-year-old Ayala and a red Ford F150 pickup truck driven by 24-year-old Camron Ortega were the involved in the collision. Upon investigation, the officers have learned that Ayala was on his way home from work when Ortega collided with him. Furthermore, Ayala’s vehicle was engulfed in flames while he was still inside. He was pronounced dead by the responding authorities. Meanwhile, a witness told police that Ortega had fled the scene by foot. He was later captured and taken to the hospital. Following the crash, Ortega was booked to jail for DUI charges, second-degree murder, and leaving the scene resulting in death.
No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Tomas Ayala.
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