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Deadly pedestrian crash involving impaired driver

Posted at 6:44 PM, Apr 25, 2022

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Tucson Police Department responded to a pedestrian collision on April 24, 2022 around 8:15 p.m.

According to TPD, the collision occurred on the 7100 block of East Tanque Verde Road.

After investigating, TPD says the pedestrian was trying to cross Tanque Verde Road from south to north when a silver 2002 Toyota Prius struck her.

The driver immediately stopped and has cooperated with the investigation.

The Tucson Fire Department transported the pedestrian to St. Joseph’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries, who has been identified as 51-year-old Sierra Deborah Waters.

During the investigation, officers were notified that Waters died. Next of kin has been notified.

According to the DUI Unit, the driver was impaired at the time of the incident.

Investigation is still active.

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