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.