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Crash near Prince Road leaves motorcyclist dead

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Posted at 6:42 PM, Aug 31, 2022

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Tucson Police Department responded to a serious injury crash involving a motorcycle.

Officers say it happened on Wednesday around 4:45 p.m. on West Prince Road.

They confirm a white 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe and a red and black 2015 Harley-Davidson FLSTC motorcycle were involved.

The Tucson Fire Department also evacuated all those involved.

According to police, the motorcyclist was taken to Banner University Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

The motorcyclist was then pronounced dead at BUMC.

Authorities have identified him as 66-year-old Andrew Ralph Ward. Next of kin has been notified.

According to TPD, the driver of the Tahoe was traveling eastbound on Prince Road trying to make a left turn into a shopping complex.

Ward was traveling westbound on Prince Road in the curb lane when the Tahoe turned in front of him.

The Tahoe driver was not impaired but was cited for failing to yield making a left turn.

This investigation is still ongoing.

Failing to yield while making a left turn is the major contributing factor in the collision, investigators say.

Original story:

The Tucson Police Department responds to a crash involving a motorcycle near Prince Road.

The incident occurred near West Prince Road and North Columbia Avenue.

The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries while the other vehicle remained on scene.

Stay with KGUN9 for further updates.

Bivian Contreras is a real-time editor for KGUN 9. Bivian graduated from the University of Arizona School of Journalism with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcast and is currently pursuing a degree in Broadcast Operational Meteorology. Share your story ideas and important issues with Bivian by emailing or by connecting on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.