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Man dies after being hit by a car overnight on the east side
TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson police say a 30-year-old man is dead after being hit by a car on the east side just before 2 a.m. Sunday morning.
Sean Rollins had just left a local bar near Speedway and Sonoita and was walking across Speedway Blvd. through the westbound traffic lanes when he was hit by a 2015 Dodge Ram pickup. Rollins was not in a crosswalk or at an intersection.
The driver of the pickup immediately stopped and cooperated with the investigation.
Rollins was taken to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead shortly after being admitted to into the hospital.
Police say based on witness statements and roadway evidence, speed does not appear to be a factor in the collision and the driver showed no signs of impairment.