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.
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.