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Police: Pedestrian killed in wreck at 12th and Valencia

Posted at 6:01 AM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 21:14:06-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson police investigated a deadly car wreck involving a pedestrian near 12th and Valencia Tuesday.

Police say officers from Operations Division South were called out to the intersection of West Valencia Road and South 12th Avenue around 3:46 a.m. for a report of a deadly pedestrian crash.

Upon arrival, Tucson Fire Department personnel were treating the the male pedestrian, but he later was pronounced dead at the scene.

The pedestrian has been identified as 33-year-old Sidney Garcia. Next of kin has been identified.

Police say "according to witness interviews conducted by officers and detectives, Mr. Garcia was acting erratically at nearby businesses and appeared to be under the influence."

Garcia was seen walking out into the roadway for eastbound travel on Valencia near 12th, according to TPD. He was seen standing in the roadway approximately 171 feet west of the crosswalk at Valencia and 12th waving his arms when he was hit by a 2000 Dodge Ram 3500 driving eastbound on Valencia in the median lane.

The driver of the Dodge stopped and remained on scene to cooperate with the investigation.

An officer from the DUI Unit responded and determined the driver was not impaired during the time of the crash.

Police say interviews and roadway evidence determine Garcia’s position in the roadway to be the only contributing factor.

No charges or citations have been issued at this time.

The investigation is still ongoing.