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TPD searching for suspect in deadly hit and run

Posted at 8:01 PM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 09:03:59-04

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Tucson Police are searching for a suspect in a deadly hit and run.

It happened Wednesday around 9:30 p.m.

Police said 65-year-old John Rivera Velasquez was crossing South 12th Avenue near Calle Ramona, not in a crosswalk, when he was hit by a truck.

They said the driver hit the man while turning onto 12th Avenue, stopped briefly, then drove away.

Tucson Fire took Velasquez to Banner UMC where he died. o

Now, police are looking for the driver.

They said the truck was described as a silver, mid-size pickup with an extended cab.

Detectives are following up on leads, but still ask that anyone who knows what happened call and report it to 88-crime.