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Woman dies a week after hit-and-run collision on Tucson's west side

Woman dies a week after hit-and-run collision on Tucson's west side

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A woman who was struck by an SUV last week while walking on Tucson's west side died on Monday, police said.

The woman was walking in the 1300 block of West Ajo Way, west of Interstate 19, on Sept. 23 when she climbed over large concrete barriers that were separating the road from the construction site, Tucson police said in a news release.  

The woman was walking northbound about 230 feet away from a crosswalk when she was struck by the eastbound SUV, police said.

The driver did not stop after the crash, police said.

Detectives are contacting family before releasing the woman's name.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about incident is asked to call 88-CRIME, an anonymous tipster line.

Contact Star reporter Shaq Davis at 573-4218 or

On Twitter: @ShaqDavis1

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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.

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