Tucson police report fatal pedestrian collision near Grant and Oracle, Thursday

Victim male remains unidentified, and TPD is searching for the suspect

Tucson police report fatal pedestrian collision near Grant and Oracle, Thursday
Police are investigating. (Source: WMBF News)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - On Dec. 17th just after 10 p.m., officers with the Tucson Police Department were dispatched to the 700 block of West Calle Matus for a report of a hit-and-run collision involving a pedestrian.

Medics with the Tucson Fire Department also responded and rendered aid to an adult male, but their efforts did no suffice- and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Tucson police have not identified the pedestrian victim, but his family has been notified.

Investigations determined the suspect vehicle, a white 2004 Ford F-150, was traveling northbound on North 15th Avenue, when it left the roadway- for unknow reasons.

The vehicle then continued into a vacant fenced yard in the 700 block of West Calle Matus, striking the victim. The driver then fled the scene on-foot.

Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the driver.

Evidence at the scene indicates alcohol may have been a factor in the collision. The investigation is ongoing, and detectives are asking anyone with additional information to call 88-CRIME.

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