Update: TPD identifies female pedestrian in fatal Midtown collision

TPD responds to serious injury collision in midtown

Update: TPD identifies female pedestrian in fatal Midtown collision
(Source: WMBF News)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - On Sep. 22, just before 7 p.m., Midtown officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of East Grant Road after receiving a report of a serious injury collision involving a female pedestrian.

Once on scene, personnel from the Tucson Fire Department rendered first aid to the adult female. She was then transported for care to Banner University Medical Center.

The pedestrian remained in the hospital in life threatening condition, but passed away the morning of Sep. 24 from her injuries.

She has been identified as 43-year-old Dawn Elaine Solorio. Next of kin has been notified.

Traffic detectives are continuing investigations. According to interviews, a 2005 maroon Toyota Scion XB was traveling westbound on Grant Road in the median lane when it struck the female pedestrian, who was on the roadway with her dog- not in the crosswalk.

Detectives are still attempting to learn whether or not she was crossing the road- and if so, which direction she was headed.

The Scion driver immediately stopped after the collision and remained on scene. A DUI officer determined the driver was impaired at the time of the collision.

Investigations are still ongoing and charges against the driver are pending.

Updates on the story when more information is available.

So far in 2020, there have been 20 pedestrian fatalities in Tucson.

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