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Man chasing tire into Golf Links traffic is hit, killed

A Tucson man was struck by a car and killed when went into a busy roadway to retrieve a bicycle tire Wednesday evening, a Tucson police spokesman said.

Victor M. Garcia, 38, was taken to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, Sgt. Fabian Pacheco said.

Garcia was carrying the tire as he walked west on the sidewalk along the north side of East Golf Links Road about 6:30 p.m.

The tire slipped from his grasp and rolled into Golf Links’ westbound curb lane near South Camino Seco, Pacheco said.

Garcia chased after it and was struck by a car driven by a 65-year-old Tucson woman, Pacheco said.

Speed and alcohol were not factors in the collision, and the driver was not cited, he said.

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