Final two victims in fatal crash identified

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The Sierra Vista Police Department can now release the names of the two additional victims who died in a two-vehicle head-on collision last week, which occurred on the Highway 90 Bypass and resulted in three lives lost.

The two occupants of a 2004 black Chevrolet pickup truck have been identified as 61-year-old Pedro O. Penalver and 73-year-old Maria Del Carmen Rouco-Machin. They were both Sierra Vista residents. The driver of the 2005 Mitsubishi SUV was earlier identified as 49-year-old Huachuca City resident Timothy David Straight.

The Sierra Vista Police Department’s investigation into the collision is ongoing and the cause of the accident has not yet been determined.

The collision occurred on the Highway 90 Bypass just west of 7th Street on Tuesday, March 7, at about 1 p.m. The highway was closed from Buffalo Soldier Trail to 7th Street for several hours.