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.
🚦TRAFFIC ALERT🚦— Ofc. Frank Magos (@ofcrmagos) March 19, 2021
Please avoid the intersection of S. Kolb Rd./E. Broadway Blvd.
Officers are investigating a serious-injury collision involving a motorcycle. All southbound traffic on Kolb is shutdown from Broadway. Please use an alternate route & drive safe. pic.twitter.com/TM4x0SExjx