Tucson, AZ Auto Crash And Fire, Jul 1986
FIERY CRASH IN ARIZONA KILLS 7 IN FAMILY.
Tucson, Ariz. (UPI) - Seven members of a family were killed early Sunday when their speeding car crashed and caught fire north of Tucson.
The heat was so intense that aluminum parts of the car melted into a puddle next to the wreckage, police said.
The driver of the car, RICHARD STEVEN VELASCO, 19, apparently fell asleep as the car headed south from Florence to Tucson about 1:30 a.m., investigators said.
The car veered off the right side of the road, went through a sand wash, flipped over and burst into flames.
The others killed were identified as VELASCO'S stepsister, PAULINE VERONICA NUNEZ, 41; her husband, MICHAEL NUNEZ, 35; their children, ADRIANA, 10; MILO, 9; PAULINE STEPHANIE, 5; and PAULINE NUNEZ'S son from a previous marriage, PHILLIP.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Missouri 1986-07-14