One Man Killed in Arizona Car Accident, Another Dies in Vehicle Collision

One Man Killed in Arizona Car Accident, Another Dies in Vehicle CollisionOne man has been killed in a Tucson car accident and a pedestrian has died after being struck by a moving vehicle.

According to the Arizona Daily Star, the 50-year-old Tucson man was killed in a one-car accident on Saturday, March 24, officials with the Tucson Police Department stated.

Reports show Jack A. Burnette was driving a 1999 Saturn SL2 in the northbound lanes of North Camino Seco about 8 p.m. on Saturday when he allegedly lost control of the vehicle. The investigation shows Burnette then jumped the curb at East Placita del Escuela, located just north of East Broadway and across from Sahuaro High School, Sergeant Maria Hawke stated in a news release.

After hitting the curb, the vehicle then rolled and came to a stop across the same curb, and Burnette was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead by medical staff, according to the news source.

While the investigation is still ongoing, initial findings suggest Burnette was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

A few days earlier in Phoenix, a man was killed after walking off the sidewalk and into the street, ABC affiliate News 15 reports.

According to the news provider, Phoenix police Sergeant Tommy Thompson stated the victim was 54-year-old Alfredo Robert Tellez. The accident occurred as he and a friend were walking on the sidewalk that runs parallel to 27th Avenue near Indian School Road on Thursday, March 22. Tellez then allegedly stumbled into the street and was struck by a passenger car. He was then rushed to a Valley hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Thompson added that the 30-year-old driver remained at the scene, and was determined to be sober by police officials.