A woman walking across the street Friday morning died after she was struck by a pickup on Tucson's north side, police said.
Shortly after 7 a.m., officers were called to a crash involving a pedestrian struck by a truck in the area of North Columbus Boulevard and East Fort Lowell Road, said Sgt. Kimberly Bay, a Tucson Police Department spokeswoman.
The woman was reported to have serious injuries, and was taken by ambulance to Banner-University Medical Center Tucson, where she was later pronounced dead. Her name was not released Friday pending notification of her relatives.
Investigators learned that the woman was crossing Fort Lowell from south to north in a crosswalk and was struck by a 2005 Dodge Ram 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, Bay said.
Neither speed nor drug or alcohol impairments are believed to be factors in the crash. No citations have been issued.
Since January, there have been 43 traffic fatalities in the city, compared to 40 at this time last year, police data shows.