TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The pedestrian hit on Feb. 26 at the intersection of West Valencia and South Midvale Park Road has died after suffering from serious injuries.
Just after 8 p.m., Tucson Fire Medics were dispatched to the scene where they discovered 63-year-old Franklin S. Johnson with serious life-threatening injuries. Johnson was transported to Banner University Medical Center and Traffic Detectives were contacted and responded to continue the investigation.
According to interviews conducted by officers and detectives, Johnson was walking across Valencia Road from the south to the north. He was crossing mid-block and was wearing dark clothing. At that time, a white 2000 Honda Civic was traveling westbound in the curb lane of Valencia Road. The Honda was moving from the curb lane to the center lane when it struck the Johnson.
The driver of the Honda, 25-year-old Hannah M. Rogers stopped immediately and cooperated with the investigation.
A DUI Officer responded and determined that the driver was impaired at the time of the collision.
Speed does not appear to be a factor in this collision due to roadway evidence and interviews.
Rogers was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. She was booked into Pima County Jail.
Johnson passes away on March 3, 2020 in the hospital from injuries he sustained during the collision. Next of kin has been notified.
The investigation is on-going and additional charges can be added/amended when the case is issued.