The pedestrian struck by a vehicle on 15th street Wednesday night has been identified.

Juan Lucas, 33, of Tuscaloosa was seriously injured after he was hit by a driver traveling east on 15th Street around 8:15 p.m. The driver saw Lucas standing in the roadway near its intersection with 33rd avenue, but was unable to stop before striking him.

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The driver and several witnesses stated he was driving around 35 miles per hour.

Stephanie Taylor, a spokesperson for the Tuscaloosa Police Department, said Lucas was then transported to DCH Regional Medical Center for treatment. Lucas was pronounced dead at 1:42 a.m. Thursday.

Taylor said TPD's Accident Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene, spoke to witnesses and are in the process of conducting a thorough investigation. At this time, TPD does not anticipate any criminal charges being filed.

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