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Pedestrian killed in collision on south side

Driver showed signs of impairment
Posted at 9:39 AM, Feb 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-05 19:09:19-05

A 63-year-old man has died after he was struck by a car on the south side on Saturday night, according to the Tucson Police Department. 

Police have identified 63-year-old Jose Manuel Quero as the man who was killed from the incident. 

Sgt. Pete Dugan, a spokesman for the department said at 10 p.m. officers and members of the Tucson Fire Department responded to West Irvington Road and South 12th Avenue for a report of a pedestrian who was struck by a car. 

As officers arrived they found Quero in the road unresponsive. Tucson Fire then transported him to Banner University Medical Center where he died from his injuries shortly after arrival. 

 

 

Detectives were able to determine that Quero was in a crosswalk and was crossing southbound on the west side of the intersection. 

A 2002 yellow Crown Victoria Taxi Cab was traveling westbound on Irvington and had entered the intersection on a green light when the collision happened. 

Police say speed does not appear to be a factor in the collision but the driver showed signs and symptoms of impairment. As a result, a DUI investigation was conducted. 

No charges have been filed at this time, according to police. The investigation is ongoing at this time.