Police have released the identity of a woman who was killed Friday when she was struck by a pickup while walking across a north-side Tucson street.
Jezzelyn Lankisch, 56, died of the injuries she sustained in the crash shortly after 7 a.m. at North Columbus Boulevard and East Fort Lowell Road, police said.
Investigators learned the woman was crossing Fort Lowell from south to north in a crosswalk and was struck by a 2005 Dodge Ram pickup truck that was turning from southbound Columbus onto eastbound Fort Lowell. The driver was putting down the visor because of sun glare and did not see the woman in the crosswalk, police said.
Neither speed nor drug or alcohol impairments were believed to be factors in the crash, police said. No citations have been issued.