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Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle on First Avenue identified

TUCSON – The identity of the pedestrian killed in Tuesday’s fatal pedestrian collision on First Avenue near Prince Road.

According to police, 59-year-old Robert Alfred Connor was struck at the 3300 block of North First Avenue near  Mohave Road by a 2003 Hyundai Sante Fe traveling southbound on First Avenue.

He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

TPD said the driver of the Santa Fe was not injured in the incident.

Speed or impairment do not seem to factors in the incident, according to police. Officials said the 59-year-old was not in the crosswalk when he was hit.

Connor was the 25th pedestrian to be killed in a collision this year.

Noel Sederstrom

Noel Sederstrom

Noel Sederstrom joined the KTTC-TV staff as News Director in February, 2008. He's a native Minnesotan, having grown up on a farm near Litchfield, and also spending a lot of time on Lake Vermilion near Tower-Soudan, where his grandfather Gust Saari worked in the Soudan Underground Mine. After studying journalism at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, Noel worked as a reporter, anchor, producer and Executive Producer at television stations in Duluth, Little Rock, Buffalo, Louisville and Kalamazoo, Michigan. Noel was the News Director at WWMT-TV in Kalamazoo for seven of his 18 years at the CBS affiliate before returning to Minnesota. He and his wife Cindy have two grown children and make their home in Rochester. Email Noel at nsederstrom@kttc.com
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