PD: Tucson man in jail after hitting wife with car

TUCSON, AZ - Tucson police say a man is in custody after he hit his wife with a car while under the influence of alcohol.

Sgt. Chris Widmer says a 48-year-old man is in Pima County Jail on one count of second-degree murder.

Widmer says the man called 911 around 1:23 a.m. Saturday to report his involvement in a car accident near Krissy Avenue and Vendela Street.

Officers found him and a 47-year-old woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to investigators, it appears the man was driving his Ford F150 Pickup northbound on Krissy Avenue when he struck his wife in the northbound lanes. The man then walked back to the couple's home to call authorities.

It was not immediately known if he had an attorney.

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