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Pedestrians struck and killed yesterday

Two pedestrians were  A pedestrian was struck and killed on Tucson’s streets yesterday.

A pedestrian was struck by an on-duty police officer who was responding to a 911 call on at about 2 a.m.

According to a TPD press release, Officer Chris Fenoglio was travelling east on Speedway Boulevard when he struck Steven Duane Rodgers, 34, who was crossing the road from south to north near Santa Rosa Avenue.

According to the release, the officer was driving with his siren and lights on. Rodgers was not in a crosswalk at the time of the crash.

Details on the speed with which Fenolglio was driving were not provided.

The TPD Trafic Division is investigating the crash as is the Office of Internal Affairs to determine if the officer followed department protocols.

Editor’s note: Transview.org, the region’s crash reporting tool reported this pedestrian fatality, but as it turns out there wasn’t a fatality. We regret the error. See the comment for more clarification. 

The second pedestrian fatality occurred this morning at 8 a.m. on Stone Avenue between Cushing Street and McCormick street near the Tucson Police Department’s station.

No more details were available.

8 comments
Sports Preview
Sports Preview


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Angel Confusion
Angel Confusion

Rest in peace my brother. I will always love you and always miss you!

Collin Forbes
Collin Forbes

I apologize for posting some misleading information on twitter yesterday, but I was working with what I had at the time. Especially with the lack of details, I think the second incident was a "dispatcher artifact" of the first incident rather than an actual second fatality — they probably sent a forensic investigator to the downtown police station for more follow ups with the officer or his supervisors and it was logged by the dispatchers under the original pedestrian fatality heading rather than interviews. However, there was another pedestrian fatality last year a few blocks west near Speedway and Rosemont. The vegetation on the median in this stretch of Speedway may actually be making things more dangerous for pedestrians now, because they may not be realizing they are effectively hiding behind a bush.

Martha Retallick
Martha Retallick

Condolences to all who knew them. Is there anything we can do to help?