UPDATE: Police identify motorcyclist involved in deadly crash on the east side

UPDATE: Police identify motorcyclist involved in deadly crash on the east side
Drivers are asked to avoid the intersection on Tucson's east side. (Source: TPD)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Police officers responded to a deadly crash involving a motorcyclist on Tucson’s east side Saturday afternoon.

Police identified the motorcyclist as 43-year-old Benjamin Secor.

Tucson Fire rendered aid to Secor, but he passed away shortly after their arrival, according to the Tucson Police Department.

Traffic detectives determined that Secor was on Houghton Rd. waiting to make a left turn onto to 22nd St. When the light turned green, the motorcyclist made his left turn directly in front of a Jeep Wrangler that had just entered the intersection.

The Jeep collided with the motorcycle and both vehicles ended up on the southwest corner of the intersection, according to information from the TPD.

Speed does not appear to be a factor in the collision, officials say, and no citations have been made. The investigation is ongoing.

Sgt. Pete Dugan with the TPD tweeted a photo from the scene around 2:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

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