UPDATE: Bicyclist dies, man in custody after hit-and-run crash on southeast side

UPDATE: Bicyclist dies, man in custody after hit-and-run crash on southeast side

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A bicyclist is dead and a man is in custody following a hit-and-run crash on East Valencia Road in Rita Ranch.

Sgt. Pete Dugan, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department, confirmed the fatality at 9:20 p.m.

Dugan said the driver sped away after hitting the bicyclist and did show signs of impairment.

Witnesses were able to get a good description of the car. An off-duty officer listening to his radio spotted the suspect and called it in, according to Dugan.

The intersection of Valencia and Nexus Road may remain closed until 1 a.m.

This is the 35th fatal accident worked by the TPD this year. Four bicyclists, eight pedestrians and eight motorcyclists have been killed this year.

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