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TPD identifies pedestrian killed in Ajo Way crash

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Posted at 10:34 PM, Feb 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 10:51:41-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Tucson police responded to a deadly crash on the southside involving a pedestrian Sunday, Feb. 14.

According to TPD, the incident happened in the 1100 block of West Ajo Way just before 9:30 p.m. That's between Mission Road and I-19.

On Tuesday, the pedestrian killed was identified as 58-year-old Michael Bernard Ortiz.

After further investigation, detectives learned that Ortiz was attempting to cross Ajo Way when he was struck by a vehicle heading eastbound.

TPD says Ortiz was not in a crosswalk.

The driver remained on the scene and cooperated with the police. A DUI officer determined that the driver was not impaired.