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Woman dies after being hit by a car on the south side

Posted at 7:42 PM, Dec 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-24 13:53:17-05

A woman died late Saturday night after a vehicle hit her on South 12th Avenue near Oregon Street.

Jimena Jimenez, 25, had initially been taken to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries around 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening. Jimenez was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Traffic detectives with the Tucson Police Department determined that a 2006 BMW sedan was headed northbound on 12th Ave. when Jimenez stepped in front of the car. Officers say she was not in or near a crosswalk. It is unclear whether she was impaired.

Police say the driver was not able to stop or avoid hitting Jimenez as she walked in into the roadway. The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigators.

Detectives are working to determine if speed was a factor and say the driver was not impaired.

Officials say S. 12th Ave. reopened around midnight from Oregon St. to Canada St. after having been closed for several hours.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

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