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UPDATE: Pedestrian fatally struck at Columbus/Fort Lowell

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TUCSON -

UPDATE: A woman struck by a vehicle at Ft. Lowell Rd. and Columbus Blvd. on Friday morning has died, according to TPD spokeswoman Sgt. Kim Bay. 

Tucson Police Department Traffic Detectives were able to determine that 56-year-old Jezzelyn Lankisch was crossing the road at East Ft. Lowell Road, a driver in a 2005 Dodge Ram pick-up truck was adjusting the visor due to the sun glare and did not see her. 

Detectives determined the accident was not a result of speed or alcohol. 

The investigation is ongoing, and no arrests or charges have been made.


The woman's identity has not yet been released.

Traffic detectives are investigating.

The roadway is now open to traffic, Bay added.

Stay tuned to News 4 Tucson for updates.


A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at Columbus and Fort Lowell Friday morning. 

According to Sgt. Kimberly Bay, the woman has life-threatening injuries. 

The intersection is closed. Drivers should use Swan and Glenn as alternates.

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