Pedestrian killed after collision in Tucson; driver arrested

Police say a pedestrian was killed Friday night after being hit by a car around North Stone Avenue and East Grant Road in Tucson.

Police say a man was crossing a crosswalk marked against a green signal when he was hit by a gold Cadillac, driven by 25-year-old Devi Marie Stubblefield. Following the collision, Stubblefield immediately stopped his vehicle and cooperated with the investigation.

The man was transported to nearby Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead shortly after arriving, authorities said. The victim’s name has not been released by the Tucson Police Department.

Tucson police said an officer from the Impaired Driving Unit assessed Stubblefield after the incident and determined she was intoxicated at the time of the collision. Police also said she was driving with a suspended license.

Authorities said Stubblefield was incarcerated in the Pima County Jail for causing death through the use of a vehicle, and other charges may be added as a result of the investigation.

According to the Tucson Police Department, pedestrian fatalities have increased since last year, with 19 pedestrian fatalities reported in 2021 compared to the 28 fatalities previously reported in 2022.

Reach out to breaking news reporter Vic Verbalaitis at vverbalaitis@gannett.com or on Twitter @VicVerb.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Pedestrian killed by impaired driver in Tucson