Pedestrian Crash near Pima Mine Road Leaves Johnny Laurelez Dead

TUCSON, AZ (July 17, 2023) – Thursday night, Johnny Badilla was arrested after a pedestrian crash on Nogales Highway that left Johnny Laurelez dead. The incident happened on July 13th, just after 8:00 p.m., near the intersection of Nogales Highway and Pima Mine Road. According to reports, Laurelez was walking southbound in the area when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Badilla. Initially, Badilla left the scene but later came back and cooperated with authorities. Meanwhile, dispatchers sent emergency crews to the site of the collision. There, they found Laurelez at the edge of the roadway. First responders attempted life-saving measures but were unsuccessful. Ultimately, officials pronounced 47-year-old Johnny Laurelez dead at the scene. Following the crash, police arrested 50-year-old Johnny Badilla on charges of failing to stop and remain at an accident involving death. Afterward, crews shut down the areas along Nogales highway to perform cleanup and preliminary duties.
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