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Tucson, AZ – Nola Rene Simonsen Killed in Truck Crash on East Old Vail Rd

Tucson, AZ (October 24, 2020) – An accident in the Tucson area claimed one woman’s life on Thursday morning, according to reports. At approximately 7:30 a.m., on October 22, the Tucson Police Department responded to the scene of an accident on East Old Vail Road.

Reports show that 41-year-old Nola Rene Simonsen was driving a 2018 Ford Escape when her vehicle collided with a 2017 Peterbilt semi-truck near 9290 East Old Vail Road. The Ford became entrapped underneath the semi-truck.

Police arrived and closed off East Old Vail Road between South Rita Road and South Houghton Road as they worked to assist the victims and clear the scene. Upon arriving at the site of the accident, Simonsen was pronounced deceased. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured in the accident.

Crews worked diligently to clear the scene of the accident and to reopen the road for traffic. At this time, investigations surrounding the accident are underway.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Nola Rene Simonsen. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Truck Accidents in Arizona


Each year, more than 100,000 people are involved in auto accidents across Arizona. These accidents cause injuries for tens of thousands of people, forcing them to undergo extensive medical treatment that is costly and painful. Although we want to believe that everyone overcomes their injuries, this is far from reality. Auto accidents claim the lives of more than 900 people every year in our state. Semi-truck accidents are more likely to result in life-threatening and fatal injuries due to the size of these vehicles.

Although we can take various steps to ensure the safety of others while we are out driving, there is no guarantee that other motorists will be as considerate to us. In fact, more than 80% of collisions are caused by driver error. When victims lose their lives in accidents, due to the negligence of other drivers, it is crucial that their families reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Arizona as soon as possible. Surviving relatives may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward after an unexpected loss.

Working with a knowledgeable, effective, and competent legal team after a tragic loss will ensure you are in the best position possible to recover from your loss. Our Arizona pedestrian accident attorneys at Rockafellow Law Firm strive to help families recover after losing loved ones in motor vehicle accidents Our attorneys are dedicated to providing proven and trusted legal representation to ensure wrongdoers are held accountable and families get the justice and compensation they need and deserve. Contact our personal injury law firm in Tucson at (520) 334-1354 to discuss legal options available for you. Schedule a free case evaluation with our team at your earliest convenience so we can meet and discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident to determine the best legal route available to get you the justice you deserve.

Note: We utilize outside sources to gather the facts and information that are used in the creation of these accident news posts. These sources include independent news sources, police accident reports, as well as first-hand witness accounts of injury accidents. For that reason, Rockafellow Law Firm has not independently verified the details of this accident. If there is information that is not correct in this post, please contact our firm immediately and we will ensure that the story is corrected to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like us to remove the post completely, we will do so upon request.

Disclaimer: Rockafellow Law Firm is proud to be members of our local business community and strive to improve the quality of life of everyone who resides in the great state of Arizona. Our goal is to draw attention to the dangers related to serious injury accidents in Arizona and hope that our community members will take the necessary precautions to avoid such incidents. None of the information that is provided in this post should be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. This post is not meant to be a solicitation for business. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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