Man killed in early morning crash on Lee Street identified - Tucson News Now

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Man killed in early morning crash on Lee Street identified

ast Lee Street was closed between North Craycroft Road and North Jefferson Avenue. (Source: KOLD News 13) ast Lee Street was closed between North Craycroft Road and North Jefferson Avenue. (Source: KOLD News 13)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson Police have released the name of the man killed in an early morning crash near East Lee Street and Craycroft Road.

According to the release, 26-year-old Daniel Robinson was riding his motorized skateboard when he was hit by a vehicle.  

The incident happened around 7 a.m. Thursday, when officers from Operations Division Midtown and Tucson Fire responded to the report of a serious injury crash involving a truck and a motorized skateboard.  When they arrived they found Robinson on the ground with obvious signs of trauma. 

[READ MORE: UPDATE: Lee Street reopens after deadly crash]

Robinson was taken to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, according to the TPD release he later succumbed to those injuries at the hospital.  

The driver of the truck was not injured.  

During the TPD Traffic Investigations Unit investigation, they learned that Robinson had been riding eastbound on Lee Street, just east of Craycroft Road on the sidewalk and entered the road via a private drive cutout. He maneuvered around a van that had been legally parked, when he was hit head on by the driver of the truck, who had been traveling westbound on Lee Street. 

Neither speed nor impairment appear to be factors in this crash, Robinson had not been wearing a helmet or safety gear according to the TPD release.

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