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

Updated: Apr. 3, 2017 at 5:31 PM MST
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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

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