Tucson Pedestrian Killed On East Broadway

On July 12, 2017, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Tucson Police officers and members of the Tucson Fire Department responded to the 6600 block of East Broadway Boulevard for a report of a serious injury collision involving a pedestrian, 57-year-old Jerome Vincent Smith.

Upon arrival, first responders located Mr. Smith in the roadway with obvious signs of trauma. Shortly after arriving on scene, Mr. Smith was sadly pronounced deceased.

Detectives were able to determine that a Silver 2006 Hyundai Elantra was westbound on E. Broadway Boulevard in the median lane. Moments after the vehicle passed N. Jessica Avenue, Mr. Smith stepped off the center median and into westbound traffic. The driver of the Elantra aggressively applied his brakes, but was unable to stop before striking Mr. Smith.

Mr. Smith was not in a crosswalk when he entered the roadway. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Detectives are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision. No citations have been issued at this time. Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call 88-CRIME.

2 Comments on "Tucson Pedestrian Killed On East Broadway"

  1. The Oracle of Tucson | July 14, 2017 at 10:47 am | Reply

    It should be noted that safely crossing Broadway without getting yourself killed at the cross walk at Jessica was within walking distance.
    This whole incident should never have happened. TPD seems to have an task force for everything but since jaywalking ticket$ and suicide by car don’t $tuff the city’s coffer$ they continue to turn a blind eye to this type of behavior. Pedestrian and bicyclist deaths are happening with such frequency that it’s no longer considered news, it’s been reduced to just another statistic of life in Tucson.

  2. I don’t think he was tying to cross that road. More than likely he was trying to cross THIS road is MY guess. What is the point of a ticket? People sometimes do such things. A ticket does not amount to squat in such instances. It might help identify the person who got hit as the person who was given a ticket for jay walking earlier. All one can really do is wish him well/keep him in their prayers along with anyone else involved, and help those injured.

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