UPDATE: Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle Saturday night

UPDATE: Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle Saturday night
Officers closed Valencia Road for several hours, but it has since reopened. (Source: TPD)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A pedestrian hit on Tucson’s south side Saturday died from his injuries, according to police.

On Oct. 12, 2019, at 6:43 p.m., officers from Operations Division South and the Tucson Fire Department were dispatched to the intersection of West Valencia Road and South Missiondale Road for a report of a serious injury collision involving a pedestrian.

Tucson Fire responded, rendered aid to and transported 44-year-old Troy Scott Daniel Martini to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Shortly after arriving at the hospital, Martini was pronounced deceased.

Loved ones remember Martini as loving man who had a hard life, but always cared for the people who mattered most to him. With family in Texas, he was planning to move out there soon, according to his sister.

Loved ones said he was preparing to move to Texas.
Loved ones said he was preparing to move to Texas. (Source: Marie Smith)

Traffic Detectives with the Tucson Police Department responded to continue the investigation.

After examining roadway evidence and speaking with witnesses, it was determined Martini was walking northbound across Valencia Road. There is no crosswalk where he was crossing and he was approximately 200 feet west of the intersection at Missiondale and Valencia.

The driver involved immediately stopped and cooperated with the investigation.

There were no signs of impairment observed on the driver and speed did not appear to be a factor in this collision.

This is an ongoing investigation and no charges or citations have been issued as of today’s date.

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