Martin Velasquez Killed, Rose Johnston Arrested after Hit-and-Run Crash on Oracle Road [Tucson, AZ]

Martin Velasquez Killed, Rose Johnston Arrested after Hit-and-Run Crash on Oracle Road [Tucson, AZ]

36-Year-Old Suspect Arrested after Fatal Collision near Hardy Road

TUCSON, AZ (August 8, 2023) – Wednesday morning, Martin Velasquez died in a hit-and-run crash on Oracle Road.

The incident occurred around 8:20 a.m., near Hardy Road on August 2nd.

Per reports, 36-year-old Rose Johnston was driving in the middle lane when she veered right and struck another car.

Upon impact, Johnston fled the scene while the other vehicle was pushed into a nearby traffic pole. Medics arrived and pronounced the driver, Velasquez dead at the scene.

Following preliminary duties, police arrested Johnston for hit-and-run causing death.

Meanwhile, two additional passengers suffered serious injuries including one with fractured forearm and femur, the other had fractured ribs and internal bleeding.

Also, Johnston stated that she left the scene because of shock and later called authorities.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Martin Velasquez.

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