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Man dies after being hit by car on eastside

Posted at 3:38 AM, Jun 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-17 11:35:22-04
A man was killed after being hit by a car early Friday morning on Grant Road, according to Tucson police. This is the sixth person killed in a traffic related crash in the last week.
 
Sgt. Pete Dugan say the driver stayed on scene, and is under investigation to see if charges will be filed.
 
It happened in front of the Crossroads East shopping center.
 
Police have not released any information about the victim or the cars involved.
 
For comparison, 10 people including six pedestrians, one bicyclist, and three motorcyclists were killed in 2015, according to the City of Tucson. In the first six months of 2016, 14 people including: five pedestrians, two bicyclists, and seven motorcyclists have been killed. 
 
The crashes this week have caused many motorcyclists and bicyclists in the community to ask drivers to pay closer attention while driving. Tucson Police Department said driver impairment is common in many of the crashes they see where someone is killed or seriously injured.