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Fatal motorcycle crash shuts down Stone, Blacklidge

Posted at 1:08 PM, Feb 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-01 23:52:41-05

Tucson police shut down the intersection of Stone and Blacklidge Thursday afternoon after a fatal crash involving two motorcycles in a small SUV.

When police arrived at the scene, 25-year-old Randy Zimmerman was pronounced dead and a second motorcyclist was taken to Banner University Medical Center with serious injuries.

Police say a traffic investigation determined a Jeep Cherokee was headed west on Blacklidge Dr. at the same time the two motorcycles quickly accelerated after a red light at Stone Ave. and Glenn St. turned green.

Zimmerman ran into the Jeep and did not survive. The second motorcyclist purposely laid down his motorcycle to avoid the crash and slid across the street.

Police say the driver of the Jeep stayed at the scene and cooperated with the TPD investigation. Speed appears to be a factor for both of the motorcyclists.

No citations have been issued at this time during the on-going investigation.