Police identify motorcyclist from fatal crash

Police identify motorcyclist from fatal crash
Corner of East Pima Street and North Cloverland Avenue closed off until further notice. (Source: TPD)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Police identified a motorcyclist who died in an accident yesterday, July 29.

The motorcyclist was identified as 45-year-old Demeako Duane Palmer.

The Tucson Fire Department responded and rendered aid to the motorcyclist, and immediately transported the patient to Banner University Medical Center. Banner staff notified the Traffic Investigations Unit that the motorcyclist had passed away from his injuries.

Palmer was westbound on Pima Street in the median lane when the other car attempted to make a left turn from southbound Cloverland Avenue onto eastbound Pima Street from a stop sign. Palmer struck the driver’s side of the Kia. The driver of the Kia stopped immediately, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

A DUI officer determined that the driver was not impaired by drugs or alcohol. Roadway evidence determined that the driver of the Kia failing to yield at a stop sign was the major factor in this collision.

Palmer was wearing a helmet, but did not have a motorcycle endorsement associated with his driver’s license. The investigation is on-going and there have been no charges or citations issued at this time.

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