Rains bring spate of accidents in Santa Rita Arizona

State police responded to at least four accidents on Interstate 19 in Santa Cruz County on Monday and Tuesday as rainy weather created hazardous driving conditions. Three of the accidents came Tuesday, when, by 3 p.m., the Department of Public Safety has already reported three collisions on the interstate between Kilometers 16 and 25. Two of the incidents were non-injury collisions, said DPS spokesman Quentin Mehr. The third, reported at Kilometer 16, involved an unspecified injury but no roadway blockages. On Monday, a vehicle rolled at approximately 1:25 p.m. at Kilometer 25. The driver was treated and released from University Medical Center in Tucson, DPS spokesman Raul Molina said. Molina said he did not yet know the causes of the incidents, but added that hydroplaning is usually the reason behind rainy-weather accidents. "A combination of speed and rain will cause drivers to lose control on wet surfaces," he said.