NEW INFORMATION: Beloved cyclist hit, killed near Grant and Craycroft in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - The Tucson Police Department released a picture of the driver’s car that hit and killed a beloved cyclist in a hit-and-run crash near Grant and Craycroft in Tucson early Tuesday, Oct. 17.
The Tucson Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating the driver of the red or maroon Nissan Frontier.
The Tucson Police Department said 78-year-old John Clayton Timbers was hit around 5 a.m. and died at the scene.
The TPD said Timbers was on Grant when he was hit from behind by a vehicle.
The vehicle did not stop and detectives believe it was a red 2000s Nissan Frontier.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.
According to AZ Cycling, Timbers was a beloved member of the cycling community.
“John founded the Vuelta de Bisbee -- one of the iconic stage races in Arizona- in 1976,” AZ Cycling wrote on Facebook. “He mentored others on the bike regarding skills, tactics, and training and off the bike in life lessons. As a racer, John won everything from the Iron Horse Classic in Durango to the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix Crit.”
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