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Jun 26, 2012 5:07 PM

Driver in fatal pedestrian collision charged

TUCSON - The driver who Pima County Sheriff's officials say fatally struck a pedestrian this morning has been arrested, and both men have been identified.

At about 6 a.m. this morning, PCSD deputies arrived at a reported collision near Rudasill Road and La Canada to find 54-year-old Peter Morse suffering from life-threatening injuries after being struck by a motorist, according to a news release form the department. Morse was transported to UMC were he later died.

PCSD's Traffic Unit determined that Morse was walking west on West Rudasill Road when he was struck by a passenger vehicle, being driven eastbound by 68-year-old James Douglas Soukup, the release states.

After the initial investigation, Soukup was charged with: Causing Serious Physical Injury or Death by a Moving Vehicle, Driving without Due Care, and Failure to Control Speed to Avoid an Accident.

The investigation continues.

Pictured: A Google Maps Street View image of the approximate location of the incident.

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