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Bicyclist dies after crash near Broadway and Sixth Ave.

Tucson police say a bicyclist was critically injured near Broadway and Sixth Avenue Thursday.
Posted at 1:30 PM, Mar 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-28 12:55:15-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson police say a bicyclist died after a crash near Broadway and Sixth Avenue March 25.

On Thursday, officers responded to the area of W. Broadway Blvd. and S. 6 th Ave. around 12:26 p.m. for a report of a serious-injury crash involving a bicyclist, according to TPD. Upon arrival, Tucson Fire medics were rendering aid to the cyclist, where he was then taken to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Interviews determined the cyclist was riding eastbound on Broadway. Police say a semi-truck was traveling eastbound in Broadway in the curb lane when the cyclist lost control, ultimately going into the semi-truck's lane and was then struck by the rear tires of the semi.

The driver of the semi-truck stopped and cooperated with the investigation.

It was determined the driver of the semi-truck was not impaired at the time of the crash.

On March 27, it was learned that the bicyclist had died from his injuries, according to TPD. The bicyclist was identified as 64-year-old Frank Jerome Ruggirello. Next of kin was notified.

No citations of charges have been issued at this time.

The investigation remains ongoing.