First responders from the Tucson Fire Department treat a woman at the scene where a pickup truck drove into a bus stop near the intersection of North Alvernon Way and East Pima Street, injuring two pedestrians on September 20, 2017. The driver ran from the scene.

A man died and a woman remains in serious condition after being struck by a truck while they were at a bus stop Wednesday morning in Tucson's midtown.

The driver of the truck ran from the scene, and police searched the area but did not find the man, said Sgt. Kimberly Bay, a Tucson Police Department spokeswoman.

Both the man and woman who were injured in the hit-and-run were taken to Banner-University Medical Center Tucson, said Bay.

The man died from his injuries at the hospital. His name is being withheld until his family is notified. 

The crash occurred shortly before 11 a.m. at East Pima Street, just east of North Alvernon Way.

Traffic detectives determined that the driver of a gray 2011 Nissan Titan was traveling south on Alvernon and made an eastbound turn onto Pima at a high rate of speed, said Bay.

The driver lost control of the truck and veered off the roadway and struck the bus bench on the south-side of the street.  

Police are searching for the driver, who was described as a black man in his 20s or 30s, with long dreadlocks. He was wearing a black tank top, and ran east from the scene, Bay said.

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The day of the crash, investigators identified a person of interest in the case but no arrests have been made yet, said Sgt. Pete Dugan.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call 88-CRIME, an anonymous tipster hotline.

Since January, there have been 39 traffic fatalities in the city, compared to 38 at this time last year, police data shows. 

Contact reporter Carmen Duarte at or 573-4104. On Twitter: @cduartestar


Carmen started at the Star in 1981 and covers the aging population. She wrote “Mama’s Santos: An Arizona Life”, a book about the Mexican and Mexican-American experience in the Southwest through stories about her family. It won 11 awards.