Pedestrian killed in midtown Tucson ID'd; driver arrested

2013-10-21T00:00:00Z 2013-10-21T12:16:14Z Pedestrian killed in midtown Tucson ID'd; driver arrestedArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
October 21, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Tucson police have released the name of the 28-year-old man struck and killed while crossing a midtown street Saturday afternoon.

Matthew Bono was crossing East Speedway at North Richey Boulevard in a marked crosswalk just before 3 p.m. when he was struck by a 1977 half-ton pickup truck traveling east on Speedway, Sgt. Maria Hawke, a Tucson police spokeswoman said in a news release.

The truck’s driver, 74-year-old Edward George, did not initially stop after the crash, but witnesses followed him and got his attention, and George returned to the crash scene, the release said.

Bono was pronounced dead at the scene.

George was arrested on one count of suspicion of second-degree murder and booked into the Pima County jail.

“There were indications that he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision,” the release said.

Veronica M. Cruz

Veronica M. Cruz

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