TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Police say a woman succumbed to her injuries at the hospital after she was struck by a vehicle in a midtown intersection on Friday morning, Sept. 29.
According to Tucson Police Department Sgt. Kim Bay, the woman was struck at the intersection of North Columbus Boulevard and East Fort Lowell Road.
An update from Bay on Saturday night stated that the woman has been identified as 56-year-old Jezzelyn Lankisch.
Detectives with the TPD Traffic Investigations Unit determined that the driver of the truck had been putting down the visor, due to sun glare and did not see Lankisch in the crosswalk, as they were making the turn onto Ft. Lowell Road.
Tucson Fire crews transported Lankisch to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, she later died from those injuries.
The intersection was closed for about three hours, and reopened before 11:30 a.m.
According to TPD neither speed nor drug or alcohol impairment appear to be factors in the crash.
The investigation is ongoing and no citations have been issued at this time.