UPDATE: Tucson police have identified the woman, killed after being hit by a bus Thursday morning (February 1st).
According to TPD, 61-year-old Kerry O'Donnell was struck at the intersection of Swan and Ft. Lowell, at around 7:00 a.m..
Detectives were able to determine that O'Donnell was on the south side of the intersection walking westbound across N. Swan Rd. She was in the crosswalk and had a green traffic light. The bus driver did not see O'Donnell and hit her.
She was immediately taken to Banner UMC, were she later passed away.
There were two children and the driver on the bus at the time, and they were not injured.
Police say, speed does not appear to be factor. No arrests or citations have been made just yet, and the investigation is ongoing.
TUCSON (KVOA) - A pedestrian was killed Thursday morning after being hit a TUSD school bus in midtown.
The incident happened at about 7:30 a.m. at Fort Lowell and Swan Road.
A woman in her 60s died after being struck by a TUSD bus.
The district released the following statement:
Tucson Unified School District is deeply saddened by the incident involving one of our school buses this morning. Our staff members are cooperating fully with the Tucson Police Department’s investigation. As we continue to process what happened, we send our sympathies to all who are affected.
According to TPD, the bus driver failed to stop at a red light. The pedestrian has the green light and walk signal when she entered the crosswalk and was struck by the bus.
Two children were on the bus, which was going to Bonillas Elementary Basic Curriculum Magnet School, 4757 E. Winsett St.
Traffic Alert ??: Intersection of Ft. Lowell & Swan is completely shut down while detectives investigate a life threatening pedestrian collision involving a school bus. No one on the bus was injured. The pedestrian is an adult female. pic.twitter.com/8zDdBpp1kZ— Sergeant Pete Dugan (@SgtDugan) February 1, 2018