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Police identify pedestrian killed near 12th Avenue and Drexel

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Posted at 9:10 PM, Apr 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-22 00:10:43-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Tucson Police Department responded to a deadly pedestrian collision near South 12th Avenue and Drexel Road.

The pedestrian, 56-year-old Anthony D. Jones, was pronounced dead on scene.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area and use an alternate route.

While Jones was trying to cross the street, a blue 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck hit him as it headed northbound.

The driver, a man in his 30s, cooperated with the investigation and was not impaired.

Jones was not in a crosswalk.

No citations or arrests have been made.

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