On September 20, 2017, an out-of-control driver struck two people sitting at a Tucson bus stop on E. Pima St. near N. Alvernon Way.
Tucson Police officers and members from the Tucson Fire Department responded to a serious injury collision at around 10:45 a.m. Upon arrival, they observed the driver of a truck had struck an adult male and an adult female who had been waiting at the bus bench. The driver fled the scene and officers immediately began searching the area while the paramedics treated the male and female.
The male and female were both transported to Banner University Medical Center with serious injuries. The male later succumbed to injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. His identity is being withheld, pending next of kin notification. The female remains in the hospital with serious injuries.
Detectives were able to determine that the driver of a gray 2011 Nissan Titan was traveling southbound on Alvernon Way and made an eastbound turn onto E. Pima St. at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control of the Titan, veered off the roadway and struck the bus bench on the south side of the street, striking the male and female. The adult male driver of the Titan exited and fled on foot eastbound from the collision. He was described as an African American male, twenty to thirty years of age with long dreadlocks.
The investigation is ongoing and no arrest has been made at this time. Detectives are urging anyone information related to this incident to please call 88-CRIME (you can remain anonymous).