Pedestrian Dead a Week after Tucson Hit-and-Run Accident on Ajo Way
TUCSON, AZ (October 2, 2019) – A pedestrian involved in a hit-and-run accident on Ajo Way last week died on Monday, September 30.
According to Tucson Police, on Monday, September 23 at around 9:00 p.m., a woman in her 50s climbed over a concrete barrier separating nearby construction. After that, she traveled northbound on Ajo Way west of 19 Freeway. Then a dark-colored SUV traveling eastbound struck her, according to Ray Smith, a public information officer with the Tucson Police Department.
The driver of the SUV did not stop after the incident.
First responders gave treatments to the woman at the scene. After that, they transported her to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Detectives received notification of her death on Monday, Sept. 30. They have not released her identity to the public.
Investigators concluded speed did not contribute to the incident. They determined the victim was around 230 feet from the nearest crosswalk and wore dark clothing. In addition, it was raining at the time of the accident.
However, an investigation into the accident is ongoing.
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