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UPDATE: Motorcyclist who died following Midtown crash identified

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Posted at 1:10 PM, May 21, 2024

Tucson Police have identified a motorcyclist killed in a crash in midtown Tuesday as 34-year-old Bobby Gordon Bowden.

According to a news release from TPD, Bowden was traveling north on North Craycroft Road when he collided with a Honda CR-V traveling west on East Rosewood Street. TPD said it is unknown at this time if the Honda was attempting to cross Craycroft Road or if it was turning left onto the southbound lanes.

The driver of the Honda, a 66-year-old female, was transported to the hospital by Tucson Fire. Bowden was also transferred to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Bowden was traveling well above the speed limit and riding in a reckless manner, splitting lanes between vehicles, according to TPD. He was wearing a helmet at the time.

There was no evidence to suggest impairment at the time, TPD said. Tucson Police have listed the Honda's failure to yield at a stop sign and Bowden's speeding as the causes of the crash.

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Tucson Police are investigating a serious-injury crash involving a motorcycle and a vehicle at North Craycroft Road and East Rosewood Street, according to TPD's X account.

The crash took place at 11:45 a.m., according to TPD. Both the motorcyclist, an adult male, and the driver of the vehicle, an adult female, have been transported to the hospital with serious injuries, TPD said.

The intersection will be closed for the next several hours. Drivers should expect delays and seek alternate routes.