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UPDATE: Officers make arrest in deadly hit-and-run at Tucson and Bilby.

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Posted at 9:31 PM, Sep 02, 2023

Updated on September 6, 2023 at 2 p.m.

Tucson Police have arrested 25-year-old Saul Isaias Del Cid-Salazar in connection with the fatal hit-and-run death of Blaza Ortiz Carbajal.

The arrest was made on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Officers located and arrested Del Cid-Salazar in midtown, according to a news release.

The suspect has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, failure to remain at the scene of a fatal collision, criminal damage and two counts of felony endangerment.

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Updated on September 4, 2023 at 3:56 p.m.

The Tucson Police Department responded to a deadly hit-and-run crash near Tucson Boulevard.

The incident occurred on Sept. 2 around 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of South Tucson Boulevard and East Bilby Road.

A red 2007 Dodge Charger and a grey 2021 Nissan Rogue were involved.

One of the occupants of the Dodge, a man, was arrested after fleeing from the scene on foot.

The driver of the Nissan was pronounced dead at the scene.

She has been identified as 69-year-old Blaza Ortiz Carbajal. Next of kin has been notified.

The man who was arrested was taken to Banner University Medical Center with serious injuries.

According to TPD, the Dodge was traveling eastbound on East Bilby Road when they failed to stop for the red traffic signal and hit the Nissan that was traveling northbound on Tucson Boulevard in the median lane.

The Nissan then hit a traffic signal pole at the intersection's northeast corner.

Failure to stop for a red light by the Dodge is the main contributing factor of the crash.

Officers are working on identifying the driver of the Dodge.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone wth information, contact 911 or 88-CRIME.

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The Tucson Police Department is closing of the intersection of South Tucson Boulevard and East Bilby Road as it looks into a hit-and-run crash.

A public information officer tells KGUN 9 two vehicles were involved, with one of the occupants running away. Police are actively searching for this suspect.

The officer says it could potentially turn fatal for another person involved in the crash.

At this time, the scene is still active due to investigators looking into the situation.

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