TPD investigating deadly crash involving bicyclist near River, Wetmore

Published: Nov. 20, 2021 at 7:29 PM MST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2021 at 10:02 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Tucson Police are investigating a deadly collision involving a bicyclist on Saturday, Nov. 20.

Officials responded to the 4400 block of North 1st Avenue for the report of a collision involving a bicyclist and a white 2020 Mercedes-Benz. Despite life-saving efforts, the bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives later determined that the bicyclist and the Mercedes-Benz were both traveling southbound in the median lane when the vehicle struck the bicyclist.

Officers determined that the driver of the Mercedes-Benz was not impaired at the time of the collision.

Police say no charges or citations have been issued.

Police believe that improper lighting on the bicycle and not riding to the right of the roadway are major contributing factors in the collision.

We’re also told there is no indication this incident is related to El Tour or that the bicyclist was a participant in El Tour.

The investigation is ongoing.

This is a developing story. Stay with KOLD News 13 for updates.

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