Woman charged after fatal motorcycle accident in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) — A woman with a criminal history including aggravated impaired driving and endangerment has been charged in connection with a fatal motorcycle accident in Tucson.
The Tucson Police Department said Katrina Lynn Cox, 39, was driving with a suspended driver’s license when a motorcyclist rammed her near South Kolb Road and East Lakeside Driver on Tuesday, February 8.
The TPD said Cox faces a criminal charge of causing death through the use of a vehicle. The TPD said the investigation was ongoing and detectives were trying to determine if impairment was a factor.
The TPD said Robert Daniel Rinehart, 56, was riding his motorcycle north on Kolb when he crashed into Cox as she turned left onto Lakeside Drive.
Rinehart was speeding, did not have his motorcycle endorsement and did not wear a helmet, according to the TPD.
According to the Arizona Department of Corrections, Cox has a long criminal history.
In 2017, she was sentenced to a year in prison following a conviction for endangerment.
In 2019, she was sentenced to several years in prison for aggravated impaired driving and drug possession.
While incarcerated, Cox was convicted of several disciplinary offenses including arson, theft, disobeying orders, disturbance, possession of an intoxicating substance, and refusal of a program or assignment.
Cox was released from the Perryville Public Institution on June 16, 2021.
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