Update: Fatal collision under investigation in Superior

SUPERIOR, Ariz. – On Monday, November 12th, 2012 at 7:49 p.m. the Superior Police Department received a 9-1-1 regarding a pedestrian vs. truck accident on Highway 60 near the Circle K convenience store.

Upon their arrival to the scene, the pedestrian was pronounced deceased. Superior Police Department asked the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office to oversee the investigation

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit responded to the scene and began the fatal collision investigation. The driver of the commercial truck and trailer was Matthew Hydock (age 29 of Eloy). Hydock was driving a commercial truck pulling a carnival amusement trailer. The female pedestrian was Elaine J Romero (age 47 of Superior).’

The investigation determined, Hydock was headed westbound on Highway 60 at approximately 45MPH when Romero ran or walked southbound in front of him in an area without a crosswalk or intersection. Romero was struck by the truck and died instantly from massive traumatic injuries.

A witness said Romero walked out in front of the truck without warning Other witnesses said Romero was intoxicated at the time of the accident.

A blood sample was taken from Hydock and it was submitted to the Arizona Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory for analysis.

At this time, no arrest has been made and charges are pending the results of the blood test.

Sheriff Paul Babeu stated, “Investigating fatal collisions takes subject matter expertise which our Traffic Unit was able to utilize to conduct this investigation. The Mayor and Council for the town of Superior have asked me personally for the assistance of my office because of the continuous rise in crimes occurring in their once peaceful town. Our deputies and traffic team will be conducting daily high visibility zero tolerance enforcement in an effort to assist.”

Original story: 

By Mila Besich-Lira

A womanman was killed Sunday evening when she was struck by a diesel truck on US Highway 60. At press time the Superior Police and Fire Departments had responded to the accident but full details were not available.

The name of the victim or the driver has not been released pending notification of the her family and investigation.

The driver of the truck was given a toxicology screening and will be evaluated in order to fully complete the investigation. Superior Police Department had requested a special investigation unit to assist with the investigation.

Pinal County Sheriffs and Department of Public Safety were also on the scene.

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