Motorcyclist dies after crash near E. 5th Street and Craycroft

Serious crash involving motorcycle shuts down Tucson road
Published: Jul. 19, 2023 at 7:05 AM MST|Updated: Jul. 25, 2023 at 9:57 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - The Tucson Police Department has released new details about a fatal crash involving a motorcyclist that happened last Wednesday, July 19.

TPD said they responded just after 6:15 a.m. at the intersection of East 5th Street and North Jefferson Avenue.

Tucson police said the motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of a 2015 BMW sedan, identified as a 49-year-old man, was not injured.

Detectives believe the BMW sedan was traveling eastbound on 5th Street and attempted to turn left onto northbound Jefferson Avenue. The driver of the BMW turned left in front of the motorcyclist.

According to detectives, the motorcycle collided into the passenger side of the BMW. The driver of the BMW immediately stopped after the collision and cooperated with the investigation.

The TPD said an officer from the Impaired Driver Enforcement Unit responded to the scene and determined that he was not impaired.

According to police, the driver of the BMW was cited for failing to yield while making a left turn and causing serious injury/death from a collision. The investigation continued while the motorcyclist remained in the hospital receiving care.

On July 25, the Tucson Police Department was notified that the motorcyclist had died from his injuries. He was identified as 44-year-old Micah Cameron Jacobs. The family has been notified.

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