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Deputies identify woman killed in crash outside Mountain View High School

Deputies identify woman killed in crash outside Mountain View High School

By Rikki Mitchell. CREATED May 23, 2013

MARANA, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Northwest Fire crews responded to an accident where two people were struck outside of Mountain View High School Thursday night.

Deputy Jesus Banuelos with the Pima County Sheriff's Department tells KGUN9 that 82-year-old Dorothy Penrod died as a result of injuries she received in the crash.

Her 59-year-old nephew is still in critical condition at the hospital.

Capt. Adam Goldberg with Northwest Fire tells KGUN9 that just after 9:30 p.m. they received several 9-1-1 calls about two people that were hit by an SUV as they were leaving the graduation ceremony for Mountain View High School.

Goldberg said Penrod was in a wheelchair when she was hit. The 59-year-old nephew was transported to UAMC in critical condition. The daughter, who was pushing the wheelchair, was not injured in the incident.

The group was crossing from the west side of Thornydale to the east side of the road where their car was parked during the graduation, said Goldberg.

Banuelos says the SUV that hit the group was traveling about 40-45 miles per hour and tried to stop before the impact.

The area where the crash occurred was very dark and the pedestrians were not using a crosswalk, says Banuelos.

Deputies do not believe alcohol was a factor in the collision.

The driver of the SUV stayed on scene and cooperated with authorities.

Mountain View High School is located near Linda Vista Boulevard and Thornydale Road.

Rikki Mitchell

Rikki Mitchell

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Rikki Mitchell is a proud University of Arizona grad and joined the KGUN9 team after graduation. Rikki reports as a video journalist for the evening and weekend newscasts.