TPD: Pedestrian was lying in road before fatal crash

Updated: Mar. 27, 2017 at 11:11 AM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A teen is dead after being hit by a vehicle on the south side of Tucson early on Sunday morning, March 27, police said.

The Tucson Police Department said Selena Analicia Hernandez, 19, died around 3:45 a.m. after being hit in the 6900 block of South Alvernon Way.

The TPD said Hernandez appeared to be lying in the road and was not in a crosswalk when she was struck.

"The driver involved was traveling southbound on Alvernon Way in a Volkswagen," the TPD said in a news release. "A second vehicle was stopped facing northbound in the northbound lane. As the driver of the Volkswagen noticed the stopped vehicle, he ended up striking (Hernandez), who was in the southbound lane."

The driver of the Volkswagen stopped and called 911 while the second vehicle left the scene.

"There is no evidence at this time showing (Hernandez) had been previously injured or struck by another vehicle prior to being hit by the Volkswagen," the TPD said. "Detectives are uncertain if the occupant(s) of the second vehicle were somehow involved, knew the victim or were a witness to the collision."

Speed does not appear to be a factor and the driver of the Volkswagen was not cited, according to the TPD.

Anyone with information is asked to call 88-CRIME.

This is the eighth pedestrian death this year in Tucson. The TPD said there were only two at this point in 2016.

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