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Police: Impaired man arrested for hitting, killing motorcyclist near Broadway and Kolb

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Posted at 5:32 PM, Mar 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-19 12:24:13-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — A man was arrested in a deadly crash involving a motorcycle that shut down southbound traffic at Broadway Blvd. and Kolb Rd. Thursday.

Tucson police said James Bruce Minish, 64, died at the scene.

Police say Minish was riding a silver 2005 Honda VTX1300 motorcycle and was stopped at a red light when a 2001 Toyota Tundra driven by 35-year-old Kenneth Marvin Deeter hit him from behind. The Tundra continued into the curb lane and hit a 2007 Toyota Corolla, causing a chain-reaction wreck with minor injuries involving two other vehicles.

Police say Deeter was impaired during the wreck. He was arrested on charges including second-degree murder and booked into Pima County Jail. No bond had been set as of Friday morning.