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Tucson police identify driver in fatal accident

TUCSON, Ariz. — Authorities have identified a driver accused in a hit-and-run
accident in Tucson that killed an Arizona firefighter last month.

Tucson police announced Friday that they are searching for 39-year-old Jesus
Xavier Zepeda in the June 28 crash.

Police say 25-year-old Sterling Lytle was a passenger in a car that was struck
in a parking lot.

Witnesses say a pickup truck pulled behind the vehicle Lytle was in and began
honking the horn and flashing its lights.

Lytle got out of the vehicle and was hit by the truck, which fled the scene.

Authorities say Lytle was taken to a Tucson hospital with life-threatening
injuries. The Nogales firefighter was taken off life support on July 3. His
funeral was July 9.

Police say they’re looking for Zepeda and his truck.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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