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Pedestrian dies after being hit by car on Southside

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Posted at 7:21 PM, Mar 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 02:39:56-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — A pedestrian with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a vehicle near 1551 Benson Highway on Saturday has died, according to Tucson Police.

TPD says the man was walking in front of a mobile home park when a vehicle was pulling out of the driveway. The vehicle hit the man.

That driver stayed on scene and cooperated with police. A DUI Officer responded and determined the driver was not impaired. Any impairment connected to the pedestrian will be determined through medical records. TPD says the driver states she did not see the pedestrian until the crash. Speed does not also appear to be a factor.

The man was taken to Banner UMC but died shortly after arriving. The man has not been identified pending next of kin notification.

No arrests or citation have been issued at this time.

TPD said Westbound Benson Highway was closed from E Fair St. to Ajo Way.

The roadway is now back open.