2 minutes reading time (307 words)

San Tan Valley Fatal Collision Update

When deputies arrived on scene, they located the incident, which was just west of Tumbling River Road on the south side of Hunt Highway.

The driver of the passenger car was a 51-year-old male from San Tan Valley. The pedestrian, who was struck by the vehicle, was identified as Agustin Tivita (age 20 of Santa Ana, CA). Agustin was given emergency medical treatment at the scene and transported to Banner Ironwood Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Deputies from the Pinal County Sheriff’s Vehicle Crimes Unit responded to the scene to investigate.

Witness statements and evidence at the scene showed that the driver of the Chevy Cavalier passenger car was traveling eastbound on Hunt Highway in the through lane of traffic and was traveling at approximately 45 mph. Agustin and his brother Van Ah Mau Tivita (age 24 of Santa Ana, CA) were walking westbound in the through lane of eastbound traffic.

The driver of the vehicle did not see the two men in the roadway and Agustin was hit.

The driver of the passenger car was not impaired and no criminal charges are pending.

The Medical Examiner’s Office will be conducting an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death and whether Agustin was intoxicated at the time of the accident.

Sheriff Paul Babeu stated, “This case was a tragic accident, which resulted from the two brothers walking directly in the middle of the lane of traffic. While this area does not have sidewalks or street lighting, pedestrians should never walk down the middle of the lane of traffic. Our sympathies go out to the Tavita family who lost their son and brother.

Poston Butte High School’s Coach Paul Moro Awarded...
J.O. Combs Student of the Month Recognition March ...
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Sunday, 21 April 2024

Captcha Image

My Account Menu

News Menu

Search News

Mailing Address:
530 E Hunt Hwy
Ste 103-262
San Tan Valley, AZ 85143

Text: 602.348.0238

SanTanValley.com is your #1 resource for anything in and around San Tan Valley, AZ. Focusing on uniting and promoting all that San Tan Valley has to offer for our visitors and residents, SanTanValley.com provides you with local area information & events, local business information, news, traffic alerts, and more!

© 2023, SanTanValley.com is owned & operated by MyBizNow LLC. All Rights Reserved. Material displayed is not to be used without written permission by SanTanValley.com representatives. You may not reproduce or communicate any of the content on this website, including articles, content, images and files downloadable from this website, without the written permission of SanTanValley.com representatives. Opinions and comments posted by viewers do not reflect the opinions of SanTanValley.com.

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

© Copyright 2023. All Rights Reserved Site Developed & Maintained by MyBizNow.com
× Progressive Web App | Add to Homescreen

To install this Web App in your iPhone/iPad press icon. Progressive Web App | Share Button And then Add to Home Screen.

× Install Web App
Mobile Phone
Offline - No Internet Connection