TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — One man has been arrested after a pedestrian was killed after being hit by two vehicles in Tucson Friday, police say.
On Dec. 31, 2021, officers responded to the 3200 block of N. Stone Avenue, near Fort Lowell Road at around 6 p.m. for a report of a crash involving a pedestrian, according to Tucson Police. Upon arrival, the pedestrian was taken to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Shortly after arriving at the hospital, the pedestrian died. Police identified the pedestrian as 49-year-old Manfred G. Rivas. Next of kin has been notified.
Through further investigation, detectives determined that Rivas was attempting to cross Stone from east to west when he was hit by a white passenger vehicle that was traveling northbound in the curb lane.
The white passenger vehicle did not stop and continued traveling northbound, police say. Detectives did note that Rivas was not in a crosswalk when he was hit.
Moments after that, a second vehicle hit Rivas as he was lying in the roadway, according to TPD.The second vehicle also failed to stop and continued traveling.
Through further investigation, detectives were able to get a description of the two vehicles, which one was a white Saturn Ion, that was located on January 6. The driver was identified as 35-year-old Roberto Alfredo Lara.
After an interview with Lara, detectives charged him with leaving the scene of a fatal collision and failure to render aid. Lara also had an outstanding felony warrant.
He has been booked into the Pima County Jail.
Detectives are still pursuing leads in the other vehicle that hit Rivas. According to the department, that vehicle is described as a white Nissan Rogue SUV, and may have significant damage to the front bumper.
Anyone with information about this case are asked to call 88-CRIME.
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