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Tucson police have identified a man struck and killed as he tried to cross North First Avenue Tuesday night.

Robert Alfred, 59, was crossing in the 3300 block of North First Avenue when a southbound Hyundai Santa Fe struck him, police say.

Alfred died at the scene shortly after 6 p.m.

Traffic detectives determined he was not in a crosswalk when the collision occurred. 

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The driver, who was not injured, remained at the scene to cooperate with detectives. Neither speed nor impairment were a factor in the collision, a Tucson police news release said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.