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DPS: Migrant running across freeway hit, killed by suspected DUI semi driver

One person died after being hit by a car while running across Interstate 10 near Picacho, Ariz. Wednesday night.
Posted at 12:16 PM, Aug 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-04 20:22:58-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — One person died after being hit by a semi while running across Interstate 10 near Picacho, Ariz. Wednesday night.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, either six or seven undocumented migrants bailed out of a vehicle after a traffic stop on I-10 at milepost 211.

Two of the migrants were hit by a tractor-trailer. One of them died at the scene and the other was transported to Tucson hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The semi-driver is being investigated for a DUI involving drugs.

DPS did not find the other migrants who ran away.

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