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Police identify pedestrian killed in northside wreck

Posted at 6:36 AM, Mar 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-03 19:21:08-05

Tucson police have identified a 57-year-old pedestrian killed in a collision on Friday morning as Maria Martinez-Saavedra. 

Just after 6 a.m. officers and members of the Tucson Fire Department responded to the 200 block of West Wetmore Road for a report of a collision involving a car and a pedestrian. 

As emergency personnel arrived, they located Martinez-Saavedra in the road as she was receiving CPR from a local citizen. 

She was then pronounced dead at the scene after TFD took over treatment. 

Police say the driver of the car remained on scene and was not injured in the incident.

Detectives say the driver was heading eastbound on West Wetmore from North Oracle Road in the median lane.

The car was next to another vehicle that was traveling slightly ahead in the curb lane, according to police. 

Detectives say Martinez-Saavedra began crossing northbound across Wetmore and was not in a crosswalk. 

The car in the curb lane narrowly missed her and as she entered the median lane she was struck. 

Police say the driver of the car involved in the collision did not see Martinez-Saavedra until the collision happened. 

Neither speed nor impairments appear to be factors in the collision, according to police. 

No arrests or citations were issued by police.