Two Killed In Tucson Hit And Run

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Silver 2001 BMW 740 [Photo courtesy TPD]

The Tucson Police Department is currently investigating a fatal hit & run collision that took the life of 32-year-old Ramon Murillo III and 57-year-old Richard Struble on Tuesday evening on Tucson’s West Side.

On June 10, 2019, just before 10:00 p.m., Tucson Police officers, along with members of the Tucson Fire Department, were dispatched to 3760 North Oracle Road (Discount Tire) for a report of a serious injury collision in the parking lot.

Officers learned that a single vehicle struck Mr. Struble, the tow truck and two bystanders in the parking lot. One of the bystanders, Mr. Murillo was immediately pronounced deceased on scene. The second was transported to Banner University Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries shortly after arrival.

Tucson Police detectives were able to determine that the driver of a silver 2001 BMW 740 IL was traveling eastbound on West Simmons Road at a high rate of speed. The vehicle continued eastbound across all six lanes of Oracle Road (Simmons Road stops at Oracle Road and does not continue east) and drove directly into the Discount Tire Parking lot where the vehicle struck the two victims and a tow truck. Mr. Struble was dropping off a vehicle for a customer, Mr. Murillo.

Immediately following the collision, the driver of the BMW fled on foot eastbound through an apartment complex and was not located. He was described as a White or Hispanic male, approximately 25 to 35 years old.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to please call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous.

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