Police identify woman killed in pedestrian collision

Police identify woman killed in pedestrian collision

CREATED Mar 22, 2012

Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson Police have identified 81-year-old Jacqueline M. Peterson as the woman killed in a collision on March 20.

Sgt. Maria Hawke tells KGUN that were called to the scene of a collision involving a pedestrian in the area of North Alvernon Way and East Third Street.

When officers arrived, they found an elderly female had been struck by a vehicle in an area just south of the intersection.  Peterson was suffering from life threatening injuries and was transported her to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment.  She was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

The detectives investigation revealed Peterson was walking northbound in a sidewalk area along the west side of  North Alvernon Way.  The driver of the vehicle, a silver 2006 Toyota Camry, was exiting a private drive on the west side of North Alvernon Way, preparing to make a right turn to drive southbound on North Alvernon Way.

The vehicle struck Peterson as she began to cross in front of the vehicle.  The driver remained at the scene and fully cooperated with the investigation.  He was cited for the civil traffic violation of failure to yield from a private drive.  There is no indication that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision.