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Bicyclist dies after hit and run crash near southside

Posted at 7:26 PM, Nov 15, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson Police Department is investigating a deadly hit and run involving a bicycle near southside Friday morning.

Police were called out to the area of East 27th Street and South Park Avenue for a report about a serious injury crash involving a bicyclist.

Tucson Fire Department arrived on scene and attempted to render aid.

TFD took the adult man to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, he died there shortly after.

Police have identified the bicyclist as 45- year-old Eric Michael Noriega.

Detectives determined Noriega was on his bicycle northbound on Park Avenue in the bike lane.

Police say a vehicle hit Noriega on his bike from behind and continued without stopping.

Police say "The suspect vehicle, described as a dark-colored pickup truck similar in style to a Ford Ranger, was also northbound on Park Avenue."

Police say Noriega was not wearing a helmet.

Detectives say speed does appear to be a factor.

The investigation is ongoing.

No charges or citations have been issued at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 88-CRIME.