UPDATE: Police identify pedestrian killed when hit by truck in Tucson in April
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - The Tucson Police Department announced that they have identified a woman who was killed when she was hit by a truck in Tucson early on April 8.
Police said on June 1 that the woman was identified as 27-year-old Elizabeth Nydia Huntley.
The Tucson Police Department said officers responded at about 2 a.m. April 8 to the 4500 block of East Pima Street for reports of a woman who was lying in the roadway in a blanket.
Officers discovered a gray 2007 Dodge Ram was involved in a collision with the woman. The woman was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital where she died from her injuries.
Detectives learned the pedestrian was lying in the roadway in a blanket, got up, and moved in front of the Dodge Ram that was traveling east on Pima. The driver, a 34-year-old woman, stopped and cooperated with the investigation.
An officer from the Impaired Driver Enforcement Unit assisted with the investigation and determined the driver was impaired by alcohol and/or drugs at the time of the collision, police said.
Mid-block crossing by the pedestrian and impairment by the driver are the major contributing factors of the collision.
Due to the circumstances of the collision, detectives will present the case to the Pima County Attorney’s Office for review to determine what charges are appropriate for the driver.
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