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Pedestrian killed in Grant Rd. hit and run

 

A 74-year-old man died after being struck by a vehicle while walking across Grant Road near Palo Verde on Saturday night, police said.

Tuesday, police said they are searching for a white 2011-2014 Volkswagen Jetta with "significant front-end and windshield damage" in connection with the incident.

Conrad Alfonso Iacono II died at a hospital after being hit by a care as he was crossing East Grant Road, walking north near North Palo Verde, about 11 p.m. Saturday night.

A white vehicle, traveling westbound, hit Iacono as he reached the curb lane on the north side of the roadway, Tucson police said. Iacono was not in a crosswalk. The driver fled the scene, police said.

When officers arrived, they found two bystanders performing CPR on the man, who was taken to Banner University Medical Center, where he later died of his injuries.

A small dog was struck about a half-block west of the spot where Iacono was hit, possibly by the same vehicle, police said.

Authorities are asking the public, and glass and auto-body shops, to be on the lookout for a a white 2011-2014 Jetta with front-end and windshield damage. Anyone with information is asked to call 88-CRIME.

Traffic fatalities year-to-date

For 2016 - 6 For 2017 - 12
Pedestrian - 2 Pedestrian - 6
Bicycle - 0 Bicycle - 1
Motorcycle - 2 Motorcycle - 4
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