UPDATE: Pedestrian struck by hit-and-run driver dies days after crash

Valerie Louise West
Valerie Louise West(Tucson Police Department)
Published: Aug. 3, 2021 at 9:14 PM MST|Updated: Aug. 9, 2021 at 12:20 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A man struck in a midtown hit-and-run crash on Tuesday, Aug. 3, has died, police said.

According to information from the Tucson Police Department, 45-year-old Emiliano Baldenegro Morales died on Sunday, Aug. 8.

Morales was crossing North Alvernon Way in an activated HAWK light when he was struck by a car.

Tucson police said Valerie Louise West, 63, is facing a charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving serious injuries.

Police say West returned to the scene of the crash after originally leaving it.

West was booked into Pima County Jail for the felony charge of leaving the scene of a serious injury collision.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information about any possible new charges was immediately available.

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