Tucson area motorist killed in head-on; driver arrested

Ann Day was killed in a headon crash with a suspected impaired driver, ~ 8AM, May 7, 2016. Day was traveling eastbound on Ina Road near the Westward Look Resort,  near Tucson (Pima County)

Arrest made in death of Sandra Day O’Connor’s sister

A Tucson man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and driving under the influence in connection with a crash that killed Ann Day, a former state senator and former Pima County supervisor, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department said… Shortly before 8 a.m. Saturday, Barnes’ vehicle jumped a median and collided head on with a vehicle driven by Day, officials said… A truck following behind Day was unable to maneuver around the collision and rear-ended her car, he said.

Nanos said witnesses had seen Barnes driving in excess of 80 mph and “bouncing off of the curbs,” just before the crash. Subsequent statements Barnes made to authorities led them to believe he was under the influence of drugs and, as a result, he was given a toxicology screen, Nanos said.


…Day was about a mile away from home when she was killed, Alan Day said. She was returning home from a morning workout at a nearby gym.


Stupid things people won’t say

Becasue the victim was a motorist, here are some stupid things people won’t say

Dead Right: The victim had every right to be on that road, now she is dead right.

Cars and Trucks just don’t mix: Said it before, say it again, cars and trucks just don’t mix. (the victim was rammed from behind after the head-on by a presumably heavier truck). It’s just simply physics. The truck always wins.

Exercise: Public roads are no place for exercise. Just sayin’. If the victim wasn’t driving from the gym, she’d be alive today.