UPDATE: Collision in north Tucson involving motorcycle turns fatal

UPDATE: Collision in north Tucson involving motorcycle turns fatal
Police are investigating a collision involving a passenger vehicle and motorcycle near the Tucson Mall. The collision happened on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 and left the motorcyclist with life-threatening injuries.

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A motorcycle involved collision on Nov. 27 has been confirmed as fatal according to authorities on Dec. 2.

On Nov. 27, 2019, at approximately 5:44 p.m., officers from Operations Division West were dispatched to the intersection of North Oracle Road and West Auto Mall Drive in reference to a report of a serious injury traffic collision involving a vehicle and a motorcycle.

Tucson Fire Department responded, rendered aid and transported the motorcyclist, identified as 28-year-old Edward George Ward to Banner University Medical Center.

Detectives with the Tucson Police Traffic Investigations Unit responded to the scene to continue the investigation. According to interviews conducted by officers and detectives, a driver of a 2015 Ford Escape was northbound on Oracle Road in the left turn lane making a westbound turn onto Auto Mall Drive.

Ward was riding his motorcycle southbound on Oracle Road in the curb lane and entered the intersection as the Ford Escape was making the left turn when they collided.

Ward was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

A DUI officer responded and determined that the driver of the Ford Escape was not impaired.

On Nov. 30, 2019, the Traffic Investigations Unit was contacted and advised that Mr. Ward had died as a result of his injuries.

Ward’s next of kin was notified.

Interviews and roadway evidence indicate that speed does not appear to be a factor in this collision.

This is an on-going investigation and no charges or citations have been issued at this time.

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