Tucson police: 2 dead, driver loose in hit-and-run

TUCSON, AZ - Authorities have released the names of a man and woman killed in a New Year's Day hit-and-run crash in Tucson.

Police are trying to locate a taxi driver as a potential witness to the double homicide that occurred near 36th Street and Campbell Avenue, according to KGUN.

Police said 32-year-old Patrick Balbastro and 47-year-old Cindy Burnett were fatally injured and another person seriously injured Wednesday morning when they were run over during an altercation.

Police said Balbastro and Burnett got out of a taxi and were approached by the driver of another vehicle. An argument ensued and the driver allegedly ran over three people.

Burnett died at the scene and police said Balbastros later died at a Tucson hospital.

They said a 43-year-old woman remains hospitalized with injuries described as life-threatening. Her name hasn't been released.

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