Woman in wheelchair killed with her dog in Tucson hit-and-run collision

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Hit and run
Hit and run

A 58-year-old woman and her dog were killed in a hit-and-run collision in Tucson Thursday night.

Police were called to an area near East 29th Street and South Beverly Avenue just after 8:45 p.m. after receiving reports of a person lying in the roadway.

Pandora Rodriguez, 58, was pronounced dead at the scene by Tucson Fire Department personnel.

According to the Tucson Police Department, evidence at the scene indicates Rodriguez was in a wheelchair with her dog while trying to cross 29th Street.

As Rodriguez was crossing the street, she was struck in the eastbound curb lane of 29th Street, approximately 50 feet east of the crosswalk.

The vehicle failed to stop and fled the scene. The vehicle is believed to be a 1996-2006 pickup truck or SUV made by General Motors and should have front end damage, Tucson police say.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

Reach breaking news reporter Haleigh Kochanski at hkochanski@arizonarepublic.com or on Twitter @HaleighKochans.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Tucson crime: Woman in wheelchair, her dog killed in hit-and-run

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