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Tucson police: 2 died after being run over

TUCSON, Ariz. — Authorities have released the names of a man and woman
killed in a New Year’s Day hit-and-run accident in Tucson.

Meanwhile, Tucson police are trying to locate a taxi driver as a potential
witness in an investigation into a double homicide.

Police say 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 say 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 say Balbastros later died at a Tucson

They say Balbastro’s 43-year-old girlfriend remains hospitalized with critical
injuries. Her name hasn’t been released yet.


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