A pedestrian was struck and killed on a midtown street Saturday afternoon.

The victim was hit on East Speedway at North Richey Boulevard and pronounced dead at the scene, Sgt. Maria Hawke, spokeswoman for the Tucson Police Department, said in an email.

Eastbound Speedway from about Country Club Road to Dodge Boulevard was closed for several hours as detectives investigated the incident.

No further information about the incident or the victim was available Saturday night.

Kimberly Matas