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

breaking

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.

Copyright 2017 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

MOBILE USERS: Download our app, the most-used news app in southern Arizona, to get breaking news alerts, weather forecasts and exclusive content on your Apple and Android devices.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Hotspots in Tucson for "hands free" ordinance violations

    Hotspots in Tucson for "hands free" ordinance violations

    Friday, September 22 2017 12:33 AM EDT2017-09-22 04:33:02 GMT

    Two hot spots for ticketing distracted drivers in the county are Cardinal and Valencia and Ajo and Palo Verde. 

    Two hot spots for ticketing distracted drivers in the county are Cardinal and Valencia and Ajo and Palo Verde. 

  • Shooting reported on Campbell near Sunnyside High School

    Shooting reported on Campbell near Sunnyside High School

    Friday, September 22 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-09-22 04:09:52 GMT

    One person was shot in the face at an apartment complex in the 6200 block of South Campbell Avenue, according to Sgt. Pete Dugan spokesman with the Tucson Police Department.  

    One person was shot in the face at an apartment complex in the 6200 block of South Campbell Avenue, according to Sgt. Pete Dugan spokesman with the Tucson Police Department.  

  • Rep. Grijalva: We planned to get arrested

    Rep. Grijalva: We planned to get arrested

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:47:39 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The southern Arizona Congressman sat down for an interview with Tucson News Now, two days removed from his arrest, booking, and release from jail on a charge of Civil Disobedience on Tuesday, Sept. 19. 

    The southern Arizona Congressman sat down for an interview with Tucson News Now, two days removed from his arrest, booking, and release from jail on a charge of Civil Disobedience on Tuesday, Sept. 19. 

Powered by Frankly