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Tucson PD release identity of pedestrian killed in downtown hit and run

(Source: Tucson Police Department) (Source: Tucson Police Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Sad news update to hit and run involving a pedestrian from Friday, March 31, the man struck by a car that left the scene has died from his injuries, according to a recent post from the Tucson Police Department. 

Robert Plata, 64, was struck by a vehicle on West Congress Street and North Church Avenue, according to Tucson police. Officers from the Downtown District arrived on scene shortly before 3 p.m. and found the Tucson Fire Department treating Plata in the road in front of a Sun Link stop.  

He had obvious signs of trauma and was transported to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. According to the TPD, Plata died from his injuries on Monday, April 2.  

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Detectives with the Traffic Investigations Unit arrived at the scene on March 31 to continue the investigation.  According to TPD, Plata did not appear to be in a crosswalk when he was hit by an unknown vehicle that did not remain at the scene.  

The investigation is ongoing and TPD is asking anyone with information to call 88-CRIME (520 882-7463).  Or if they wish to remain anonymous they can submit a tip via www.88crime.org.  

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