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Man accused of 1st-degree murder after truck crash in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. — A suspect has been accused of first-degree murder in connection with the death of a man who crashed a box truck into a Tucson home, authorities said Wednesday.

Pima County Sheriff’s officials said 33-year-old Michael Stewart Jr. was taken into custody Tuesday shortly after the crash.

Deputies responded to the scene and said they found 39-year-old Matthew Hosford beside the truck suffering from injuries that didn’t appear to be from the crash.

The truck had crashed through a chain-link fence and into a house.

Hosford was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives said Stewart and Hosford allegedly got into an altercation before the crash.

It was unclear Wednesday if Stewart has a lawyer yet.