Victim, driver in fatal pedestrian accident identified


By The Telegram

By The Telegram

Garden City police have identified both the victim and driver involved in a fatal pedestrian accident Tuesday morning on Fourth Street near St. Catherine Hospital, and also are trying to identify and locate possible witnesses of the accident.

At about 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to a pedestrian accident in the 500 block of North Fourth Street, where it was determined Tiofilo Gallardo, 77, of Garden City, was walking west across Fourth Street when he was struck by a pickup driven by Gary Orosco, 52, of Garden City.

Gallardo sustained significant injuries and initially was treated on scene by St. Catherine staff, according to police. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Garden City police Capt. Michael Reagle said Gallardo was not walking in the area of the crosswalk when he was struck.

The investigation is ongoing and police are asking for help in identifying two possible witnesses to the accident. One witness was driving a gray four-door passenger vehicle, and the other was driving a maroon sport utility vehicle. Both vehicles were behind the pickup and stopped at the scene, but police have not been able to identify them to find out what they saw.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 276-1300 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 276-7807, or text GCTIP and your information to 847411 (Tip411).

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