Authorities looking for hit-and-run suspect from deadly crash near Craycroft, Valencia in Tucson

TPD: Suspect vehicle from a hit-and-run.
TPD: Suspect vehicle from a hit-and-run.
Published: Jul. 24, 2023 at 6:32 AM MST|Updated: Aug. 1, 2023 at 2:47 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - Authorities are investigating a deadly motorcycle crash that happened near Craycroft and Valencia in Tucson early Monday, July 24.

The Tucson Police Department said a vehicle and a motorcycle were involved in an accident and that the driver of the vehicle left the scene.

The TPD said two people were on the motorcycle. The driver, 35-year-old Eric Ray Martinez, died at the scene. The passenger, who has not been named, suffered life-threatening injuries.

According to the TPD, the vehicle turned in front of the motorcycle, causing the crash.

Martinez was wearing his helmet at the time of the collision but had a suspended license and did not have a proper motorcycle endorsement.

The TPD said Martinez also had drugs and paraphernalia in his possession, but it is not known if he had any alcohol and/or drugs in his system at the time of the crash.

Detectives said leaving the scene of a fatal collision by the suspect driver is the primary focus of the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous.

Police said this is an ongoing investigation.

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