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Man pleads guilty in death of Nogales firefighter


TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A Tucson man has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in a hit & run collision that killed a Nogales firefighter.

The Arizona Daily Star reports ( that 39-year-old Jesus Zepeda faces four to eight years in prison after his plea Monday in the death of 25-year-old Sterling Lytle.

Authorities say an SUV struck Lytle in late June while the firefighter was off-duty in Tucson and fled.

Police say Lytle was a passenger in a car when the SUV pulled up behind the car and began flashing its lights and honking its horn.

The driver of the car Lytle was in pulled into a parking lot.

When Lytle got out of the car to speak with the SUV's driver, the driver ran him over.

Lytle was taken off life support July 3.

Follow this story: Tucson police identify driver in fatal accident

Information from: Arizona Daily Star,

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