Tucson headlines: Pedestrian killed IDd; Intersection construction; Gas prices up

Posted: Updated:

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Tucson police have identified the elderly man who was killed last week while walking across the street.

Detectives say 79-year-old Jose Jesus Garcia was walking north in a crosswalk on St. Mary's road and North Cherokee Avenue when a vehicle collided with him.

Garcia went to the hospital with life threatening injuries where he later died.

The driver of the car will be cited for the accident.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- A major improvement project is getting underway at the intersection of Golf Links and Kolb Roads.

The reconstruction will increase capacity at the crossing with three through lanes in each direction, dual left turn lanes, exclusive right turn lanes, bike lanes and bus pullouts to reduce congestion.

Work should run through September.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Gas prices continue to climb in Tucson, but remain lower than state and national averages.

The highest price we found Monday in the Old Pueblo was $3.69 for a gallon of regular unleaded, the lowest $3.29.

On average local drivers pay t$3.40, up six cents from last week.

Meanwhile, Arizona's average now stands at $3.55, with the national number at $3.67.