Pima Co. Crash Report: Vehicle strikes Tucson police cruiser, killing officer


Crash Report – E 6th St & N Campbell Ave,

Tucson, AZ 


Report ID: 2024 March 31

NCIC#: Unknown

OFFICER ID#: Unknown

Traffic Unit(s) Involved: 2

Occupants: At least 2

Injuries/Fatalities: Yes

Vehicle Damage (If Any): Unknown but likely

Property Damage (other than vehicles): Unknown

Road Surface Condition: Unknown

Manner of Crash Impact (Single Vehicle, Angle, Left Turn, Rear-End, Head-On, Sideswipe, U-Turn, Other, Unknown): Angle

Location of Pedestrian/Cyclist (If Any): N/A


TUCSON, AZ – A 31-year-old Tucson Police Officer died on Sunday after a two-vehicle collision near The University of Arizona.

The incident happened just before 10 p.m. at the intersection of East 6th Street and North Campbell Avenue, which is on the southeast corner of campus.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the officer was headed north on Campbell with his emergency lights activated. A second vehicle failed to yield and struck the officer’s patrol unit in the intersection.

The officer died after transport to a local hospital. Authorities have identified him as Adam Buckner.

The other driver did not require hospitalization .

Anyone with information or tips to share regarding the accident can contact the Tucson Police Department.

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