Tucson – Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) is seeking the public’s help in locating a white van involved in a fatal collision with a pedestrian on State Route 77 (Oracle Rd.), milepost 73 (near Rudasill).
On June 18, 2017, at about 8:17a.m., a trooper responded to the report of a male subject lying down in the median, northbound along I-17 at milepost 325. The same report advised he had been involved in a possible domestic violence situation.
Below are videos from Sky Harbor security cameras that show the wrong-way driver on airport grounds and initial footage of driving wrong-way on I-10. One video shows the vehicle in an unedited format and the other version shows the vehicle highlighted with a darkened background.
During an investigative interview with the commercial truck driver, he admitted to state detectives, that he accidentally shot himself within the cab of the commercial truck and falsely reported having been the victim of a shooting. The investigation remains open. End update.
The driver of the wrong way vehicle, a maroon 2013 Kia sedan has been identified as Jose Manuel Lopez, 26 of Phoenix, AZ. Troopers continue to investigate and are awaiting results from the medical examiners office to determine if impairment was a factor.