Tucson Police Searching for 2 Drivers Thought to be Involved in Hit-And-Run

Police are searching for the operators of two cars thought to have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run.Tucson Police Traffic Detectives announced on Thursday afternoon they are actively seeking to locate two vehicles allegedly connected to a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred earlier in the day on Wednesday, September 29.

Police officials said they have dispatched crews who are seeking to identify the drivers of two cars that were reportedly involved in the fatal hit-and-run, which took place on Wednesday evening at roughly 8:15 p.m. At that time, deputies were reportedly called to the area of South Park Avenue and East Tennessee Street.

Deputies said a passing motorist observed a man lying on the roadway, prompting the tip. When police forces arrived, police said they found a young man at the scene. They described him as Hispanic or Native American, and estimated he was between 18 and 20 years old, according to a report from KVOA News.

The alleged victim of the hit-and-run is reported to have been wearing a black t-shirt, black pants and black Nike shoes. Police said he had a T-Mobile cell phone in his possession when they arrived at the scene where the alleged hit-and-run took place.

Police detectives then worked to piece together details from witness accounts as they worked to reconstruct the flow of events leading up to the man's death, according to the news provider. Based on first-person accounts, deputies from the Tucson Police Department determined the alleged victim was likely crossing Park Avenue at Tennessee Street from east to west at the time of the alleged incident.

Police said they believed a sport utility vehicle (SUV) was the first car to strike the man. Further, they believe the force of the blow likely knocked the alleged victim into a median lane, where a second car purportedly struck him.

A spokesperson for the Tucson Police Department said the drivers of both motor vehicles fled the scene following the alleged incident. The department said the first car is thought to be a gold or dark colored Chevy Tahoe or Suburban, or a GMC Yukon or Suburban.

The second vehicle is thought to be light-colored, and a 4-door Nissan Altima. Police said they believed the model year on the car was between 2003 and 2006.

The Tucson Police Department did not elaborate on any other details surrounding the alleged accident. They also would not reveal the identity of the victim, issuing only a description of his person.

At the time of the reported hit-and-run, the area surrounding the roadway was dark, police deputies affirmed. What's more, the section of the street where the alleged victim is thought to have attempted to cross is an unmarked crosswalk, according reports.