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A man died shortly after being struck by a SUV in midtown Tucson, police said Friday night.

About 10:15 p.m. Thursday, Tucson police were called to the collision in the 1000 block of South Craycroft Road, near the 22nd Street intersection, said Sgt. Pete Dugan, a Tucson police spokesman.

Officers found Dino Genduso, 47, unconscious in the roadway. He died shortly after arriving at Banner-University Medical Center. 

Detectives determined Genduso left a business in the area and was hit by a northbound SUV while crossing Craycroft from west to east. He was not in a crosswalk and was dressed in dark clothing, police said.

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The driver remained at the scene, Dugan said, adding that neither speed nor impairment appeared to be factors in the collision.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call 88-CRIME.

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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.