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Pedestrian dies after crash near midtown

Posted at 1:21 PM, Jan 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-25 19:25:45-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson Police Department is investigating a deadly pedestrian crash that happened Jan. 21 near midtown.

Police say officers were called to the intersection of North Stone Avenue and West Grant Road around 6:30 a.m. for a report about a serious-injury crash involving a pedestrian.

Upon arrival Tucson Fire crews were rendering aid to the pedestrian.

Police say she was taken to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

On Jan. 24 detectives were told the pedestrian who has been identified as 50-year-old Olivia R. Mena died from her injuries in the crash.

Detectives determined a silver 2015 Toyota Tacoma was traveling eastbound on Grant in the center lane headed toward Stone.

Police say about 150 west of the intersection, a vehicle in front of the Tacoma had made a sudden swerve to the right, as the vehicle swerved Mena walked across the Tacoma's lane.

The Tacoma tried to swerve as well, but hit Mena with the front passenger corner, according to detectives. Mena was crossing Grant from south to north.

DUI officers determined the driver of the Tacoma was not impaired, nor does speed appear to be a factor in the crash.

No citation or charges have been issued at this time.

The investigation is still ongoing.